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Interview with Vincent Persichetti, November 29, 1976

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Title
Interview with Vincent Persichetti, November 29, 1976
Names
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987 (Interviewee)
Matheson, Katy (Interviewer)
Collection

Dance Oral History Project

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-11-29
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZT 5-436 (former)
Topics
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987. King Lear
Persichetti, Vincent, 1915-1987 -- Interviews
Eye of anguish (Choreographic work : Graham)
Music and dance
Genres
Oral histories
Interviews
Notes
Bibliographic history: Title supplied by cataloger.
Source characteristics: Sound quality is good. There is extraneous noise including "tape hiss" as well as occasional short gaps. However, the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Venue: Recorded for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts 1978, November 29 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation 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 Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 1 hr., 6 min.) : analog, 1.875 ips, half-track, polyester; 5 in.
Description
Streaming file (approximately one hour and six minutes). Vincent Persichetti speaks with Katy Matheson about composing music for dance including his early experiences; Martha Graham including his first attempts to compose for her; his collaboration with Graham on her work Eye of anguish, for which he composed the score King Lear; Erick Hawkins as Lear; Graham's working methods; Persichetti's working methods; various aspects of the score's relationship with the choreography; the two premieres and rehearsals, including an anecdote about Hershy Kay; the dancers in the original production; Graham in her solo work Judith; his thoughts on improvisation; some of his favorite Graham dances; some of his works other choreographers have used; more on Eye of anguish including the critical reception of the work and Hawkins' role as Lear.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 83092646
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118270
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 70940970-b2a6-0133-cfb0-60f81dd2b63c
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  • 1915: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created
  • 1987: Creator Died
  • 2021: Found by you!
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Vincent Persichetti" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748791f0-b2a6-0133-79c5-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Vincent Persichetti" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 29, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748791f0-b2a6-0133-79c5-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Interview with Vincent Persichetti Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/748791f0-b2a6-0133-79c5-60f81dd2b63c

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Interview with Vincent Persichetti