Interview with Michel Pavloff, 1978
NamesPavloff, Michel, 1891-1981 (Interviewee)Hauser, Edward (Interviewer)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1978-09-26
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-514
TopicsPavloff, Michel, 1891-1981Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931Nijinsky, Vaslaw, 1890-1950Ballets russes
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionAudiocassetteExtent: 2 audiocassettes (approximately 1 hr., 4 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ipsSound quality is excellent overall.
DescriptionInterview 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 ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 144658129NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118289Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be23b050-c279-0135-988a-657062f2619a
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