Interview with Georges Auric, 1979

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Interview with Georges Auric, 1979
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983 (Interviewee)
Maroth, Elena (Interviewer)
Maroth, Frederick J (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1979-07-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-572
Auric, Georges, 1899-1983
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929
Ballets russes
Music and dance
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Statement of responsibility: Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979
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.
Acquisition: Gift Frederick J. Maroth
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.)
Sound quality ranges from poor to good. There are occasional extraneous noises and interruptions including an interruption of approximately five minutes in streaming audio file 2.
Interview with Georges Auric conducted by Elena Maroth on July 17, 1979 as background for a documentary on Serge Diaghilev by Frederick J. Maroth. The interview is conducted primarily in French; Frederick Maroth asks the questions in English, Elena Maroth translates the questions into French, and Auric answers in French. A substantial portion of Auric's responses are not translated into English. The location is not identified but may be in France. Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 31 minutes) [Begins abruptly, with the end of a conversation between Georges Auric and Elena Maroth, about personal matters; the interview begins shortly thereafter.] Georges Auric speaks about Erik Satie and their friendship; Jean Cocteau and his work for the Ballets russes; the nature of Serge Diaghilev's contribution to the creative processes at the Ballets russes; Auric's collaborations with choreographers of the Ballets russes [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2]. Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 31 minutes). Georges Auric speaks about the his collaborations with the choreographers of the Ballets russes including George Balanchine and Leonide Massine; artists who designed for the Ballets russes; the composers who were known as Les six [there is a hiatus of about five minutes between the interviewer's posing of the question regarding "Les six" and the response, during which unrelated conversations can be heard].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 82125867
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118379
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63c28190-795f-0136-feb3-07c11ef67f56
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  • 1899: Creator Born
  • 1979: Created
  • 1983: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Georges Auric" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1979.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Georges Auric" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 24, 2024.

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Interview with Georges Auric