Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano

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Title
Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987 (Composer)
Mepkie, Jenna (Instrumentalist)
Mumma, Gordon, 1935- (Instrumentalist)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965-07-24
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LT-7-A 2357
Topics
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987
Cello and piano music
Music rehearsals
Rehearsals
Genres
Music
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title and date provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten note on original container and reel hub. Based on audition, the composition being rehearsed is likely Morton Feldman's work, Durations.
Numbering: Donor's inventory number: R111.
Performers: Jenna Mepkie, cello, and Gordon [Mumma?], piano.
Venue: Recorded in rehearsal in an unidentified location, 1965 July 24.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiotape reel
Extent: 1 audiotape reel (39 minutes) : analog, full track, mono ; 7 in.
Description
This recording is of a cello and piano rehearsal, and the audition of the cellist, for playing an unidentified section of what is likely Morton Feldman's Durations. The main voice on the recording is likely Gordon Mumma, based on his being named by one of the other male speakers near the end of the recording, as well as the collection context for this recording. The female cello player and voice is that of a music student, Jenna Mepkie, who is named and being auditioned in the recording; her school affiliation is unknown. There are several additional unidentified male speakers on the recording. Several references to Morton Feldman and the conversation over various compositional components of the score imply that Feldman is not present during the recording. Parts of the score are played intermittently with conversations about technical aspects of the score, as well as some personal conversations. There are brief trumpet sounds in the background near the end of the recording.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 880675070
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20211250
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c4e2b0e0-b3fa-0133-ae3e-3c07547a230f
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  • 1965: Created
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MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1965. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c6936740-b3fa-0133-fa71-3c07547a230f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c6936740-b3fa-0133-fa71-3c07547a230f

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1965). Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/c6936740-b3fa-0133-fa71-3c07547a230f

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Rehearsal of a Morton Feldman composition, with cello and piano