Recording session of The Feld Ballet
NamesFeld, Eliot (Speaker)Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 (Speaker)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Associated name)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1979-01-10
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-2270
TopicsCopland, Aaron, 1900-1990Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990 -- Salón MéxicoCopland, Aaron, 1900-1990 -- Danzón cubanoFeld, EliotFeld BalletDance in AmericaDance in motion pictures, television, etcMusic and dance
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger.Venue: Recorded by WNET/13 January 10,1979 New York (N.Y.)Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 5 audiotape reels (approximately 1 hr., 23 min.) : polyester; half-track; 7.5 ips; 5 in.Overall, the sound quality is good. There are frequent technical notes and comments, other extraneous noises, and short gaps.
DescriptionRecording of a production session held on January 10, 1979, in connection with the filming of The Feld Ballet, a television program broadcast on May 16, 1979 as part of the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York. The session includes a dance class for children, mainly to piano accompaniment, and a discussion between Eliot Feld and Aaron Copland, including with respect to Copland's works Danzón cubano and Salón México. The voice heard giving technical directions may be that Emile Ardolino, the director of the program. An earlier recording of an orchestra rehearsal for this program, of music by Morton Gould, as well as a discussion between Feld and Gould, held on December 19, 1978, is in the Library's collection and cataloged as Orchestra rehearsal for the Feld Ballet/WNET/13. A videocassette of the finished program is also in the Library's collection and cataloged as *MGZIC 9-114.
Streaming audio file 1, January 10, 1979 (approximately 21 minutes). [Technical notes and decibel-setting tone]; voices of children and an unidentified female, who leads the children in a ballet class to piano accompaniment.
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 22 minutes). [Technical notes.] Continuation of class.
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 15 minutes). [Technical notes.] Continuation of class; [at 8:43] beginning of discussion between Eliot Feld and Aaron Copland regarding Copland's work Danzón cubano (which Feld uses in his dance Danzon cubano); following an excerpt played by the orchestra, discussion resumes.
Streaming audio file 4 (approximately 18 minutes). [Technical notes.] Music continues; discussion between Eliot Feld and Aaron Copland, including Copland's thoughts on choreographers' use of his music; his work Danzón cubano; his work Salón México and how he became familiar with Mexican music; more on choreographers' use of his music, including Feld's use of Salón México in his work La vida; Feld and Copland speak about Cuba including the fact that Feld has never been there.;
Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 7 minutes). Eliot Feld speaks briefly about various matters, including serapes and his studio; music (including from Copland's Salón México) is played by the orchestra.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 79419561NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16295005Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc882720-e435-0135-28e6-6dcbc233546a
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