Research Catalog

Interview with Marie Rambert

Title
Interview with Marie Rambert, 1979
Author
Rambert, Marie
Publication
1979

Available Online

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983
  • Maroth, Frederick J.
Description
Two streaming audio files (approximately one hour and 11 minutes): digital
Donor/Sponsor
Oral History Archive. Gift of Frederick J. Maroth.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Note
  • Interview with Marie Rambert conducted by Anton Dolin on July 2, 1979 at Marie Rambert's home, as background for a documentary on Serge Diaghilev by Frederick J. Maroth. The interview, which includes remarks by others present, is approximately one hour in total; the final approximate 20 minuets of streaming audio file 2 consists of recorded music.
  • Sound quality is good overall. The recording contains occasional extraneous noise, interruptions, and comments by one or more persons involved in the taping of the interview, probably Frederick J. and Elena Maroth.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
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.
Source (note)
  • Frederick J. Maroth
Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-570
OCLC
81235209
Author
Rambert, Marie, interviewee.
Title
Interview with Marie Rambert, 1979
Production
1979
Type of Content
spoken word
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
audio
Type of Carrier
audiocassette
online resource
Restricted Access
Patrons may access streaming audio only on site at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
Event
Recorded by Frederick J. Maroth 1979, July 2 England
Summary
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 43 minutes). Marie Rambert speaks with Anton Dolin about meeting Serge Diaghilev and joining the Ballets russes; rehearsing Vaslaw Nijinsky's ballet Le sacre de printemps [Rite of spring]; an anecdote about Tamara Karsavina, Nijinsky, and Diaghilev, in connection with Nijinsky's ballet Jeux; the premiere of Le sacre de printemps; the London performance; discussion of Leonide Massine as a person and as an artist; more about the premiere of Le sacre de printemps; Diaghilev's visiting Rambert at her studio and watching a class; Rambert and Ashley Dukes' visit to Diaghilev in Monte-Carlo (Monaco); Lydia Sokolova; her last meeting with Diaghilev, in London; Romola de Pulszky Nijinsky; Serge Lifar; Nijinsky as a dancer and as a person [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 38 minutes; however, the final approximate 20 minutes consists of recorded music). Marie Rambert speaks with Anton Dolin about Vaslaw Nijinksy; Serge Lifar's nose; Mikhail Baryshnikov including Bronislava Nijinska's likening of him to Nijinsky; more on Nijinsky including his ballet Afternoon of a faun and his relationship with Serge Diaghilev; more on Leonide Massine, as a dancer; Diaghilev's transformation of the art of ballet; Dolin speaks about Michel Fokine and performing Fokine's ballet Bluebeard. [Interview ends at approximately 18:22; the remainder of the recording consists of recorded music.]
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 one hour and 11 minutes); transferred to wav file and streaming file format (myd_mgztco3570_v01f01_sc and myd_mgztco3570_v01f02_sc) in 2015.
Local Note
Former call number: *MGZTC 3-570
Source
Gift Frederick J. Maroth
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Added Author
Dolin, Anton, 1904-1983, interviewer.
Maroth, Frederick J.
Added Title
Oral History Archive. Gift of Frederick J. Maroth.
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-570
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