Research Catalog

Interview with Leon Danielian

Title
Interview with Leon Danielian, 1976.
Author
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997
Publication
1976

Available Online

NYPL Digital Collections

Details

Additional Authors
Gruen, John
Description
1 streaming audio file (approximately 57 minutes): digital
Summary
Streaming audio file (approximately 57 minutes). [Music and introductory remarks by Oscar Buhler]. John Gruen, as host, introduces Leon Danielian; Leon Danielian and Gruen speak about his training including class with Mikhail Mordkin; his time at Ballet Theatre [now American Ballet Theatre]; [Gruen quotes Igor Stravinsky on, and plays a recording of Stravinsky's orchestration of the music by Peter Illich Tchaikovsky used for the "Bluebird pas de deux" from The sleeping beauty]; Danielian and Gruen speak about Danielian as a dancer; Alexandra Danilova; touring with the Ballet russe de Monte Carlo including its rigors; some of his roles; the difficulty of dancing [the spirit of the rose] in Michel Fokine's ballet Spectre de la rose [a recording of the music, Invitation to the waltz, by Karl Maria von Weber, used in Spectre de la rose, is played; commercial announcements follow]; Gruen and Danielian speak about the American Ballet Theatre School; what he looks for in a ballet student; the School's summer program [a recording of Robert Schumann's Carneval is played]; Gruen and Danielian speak about what Danielian likes to see in a dancer on stage [Gruen's closing remarks; music].
Donor/Sponsor
Oral History Archive.
Uniform Title
Sound of dance (Radio program)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Radio programs.
  • Sound recordings.
Note
  • Interview with Leon Danielian conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on March 22, 1976 by radio station WNCN-FM, New York on its series The sound of dance.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • Sound quality is good overall. There is some distortion but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible.
Funding (note)
  • 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.
Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-323 Side A
OCLC
  • 79134510
  • 79134510
Author
Danielian, Leon, 1920-1997, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Leon Danielian, 1976.
Production
1976
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
online resource
Digital File Characteristics
audio file
Event
Recorded by WNCN-FM, New York 1976, March 22 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.
Original Version
Original format: one sound cassette (approximately 57 minutes); transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3323_v01f01_sc.
Local Note
Former class mark: *MGZTC 3-323 Side A.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
Gruen, John, interviewer.
Added Title
Sound of dance (Radio program)
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-323 Side A
View in Legacy Catalog