Interview with Michel Pavloff, 1978

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Interview with Michel Pavloff, 1978
Pavloff, Michel, 1891-1981 (Interviewee)
Hauser, Edward (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1978-09-26
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-514
Pavloff, Michel, 1891-1981
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931
Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950
Ballets russes
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for radio station WBAI-FM, New York (N.Y.) 1978, September 26 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
Extent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 4 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is excellent overall.
Interview with Michel Pavloff conducted by Edward Hauser for broadcast on September 26, 1978 by radio station WBAI-FM, New York. Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 30 minutes). [Begins abruptly.] Edward Hauser introduces Michel Pavloff; Michel Pavloff speaks about his early training as an opera singer; anecdotes about Isadora Duncan; the circumstances as to how he became a dancer and joined Serge Diaghilev's company [Ballets russes]; his time with the Ballets russes, from 1916 to 1929, including his impressions of Igor Stravinsky [a recording of an excerpt from Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella suite is played; ends abruptly, but the interview continues on streaming audio file 2]. Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 30 minutes ). Michel Pavloff speaks with Edward Hauser about [Olga] Khokhlova and Pablo Picasso; his impressions of Serge Diaghilev; Vaslaw Nijinsky; more on Serge Diaghilev including anecdotes [short musical excerpt and announcements]; Pavloff speaks with Hauser about Anna Pavlova including a performance anecdote about her and Mikhail Mordkin; his admiration for Mikhail Baryshnikov [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 3]. Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 4 minutes ). Michel Pavloff continues to speak with Edward Hauser about Baryshnikov; other dancers he admires: Natalia Makarova, Gelsey Kirkland, and Suzanne Farrell; George Balanchine; closing remarks.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 144658129
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118289
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be23b050-c279-0135-988a-657062f2619a
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Item timeline of events

  • 1891: Creator Born
  • 1978: Created
  • 1981: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michel Pavloff" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Michel Pavloff" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 3, 2023.

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Interview with Michel Pavloff