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Interviews with Clive Barnes, Erik Bruhn, Natalia Makarova, and Lucia Chase

Title
Interviews with Clive Barnes, Erik Bruhn, Natalia Makarova, and Lucia Chase, 1976.
Author
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008
Publication
1976

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Details

Additional Authors
  • Cavett, Dick
  • Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
  • Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986
  • Makarova, Natalia, 1940-
Description
One streaming audio file (approximately 40 minutes): digital
Donor/Sponsor
Oral History Archive.
Alternative Title
  • Interview with Clive Barnes, 1976.
  • Interview with Erik Bruhn, 1976.
  • Interview with Natalia Makarova, 1976.
  • Interview with Lucia Chase, 1976.
Subjects
Note
  • Interviews with Clive Barnes, Erik Bruhn, Natalia Makarova, and Lucia Chase conducted by Dick Cavett in the intermissions between acts at a live performance of Swan lake by American Ballet Theatre [choreographed by David Blair, after Ivanov and M. Petipa] at the New York State Theatre [now the David H. Koch Theater], recorded from the telecast on June 30, 1976 by WNET, New York on its series Live from Lincoln Center.
  • For videotape of performance and interviews see: Swan lake (videorecording) cataloged under the call number: *MGZIA 4-7270.
  • Sound quality is good in the interviews with Clive Barnes and Erik Bruhn. It is very poor in the interviews with Natalia Makarova to the extent that she is almost completely unintelligible, and it is poor in the case of the interview with Lucia Chase. The recording is marred throughout by extraneous noise.
  • 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.
Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-805 Side 2
OCLC
79134808
Author
Barnes, Clive, 1927-2008, interviewee.
Title
Interviews with Clive Barnes, Erik Bruhn, Natalia Makarova, and Lucia Chase, 1976.
Production
1976
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
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
Recording of interviews originally videotaped by WNET, New York for the series Live from Lincoln Center 1976, June 30 New York (N.Y.)
Summary
Streaming audio file (approximately 40 minutes). Dick Cavett, as host and moderator, introduces Clive Barnes; Barnes speaks about why the ballet Swan lake has such broad appeal; the original 1877 production of Swan lake including its poor reception; the thirty-two fouettés; the role of Benno, the friend of Prince Siegfried; the subordinate role of the male dancer in 19th century versions of Swan lake and other ballets of the time; the ever-present danger of a dancer's slipping [brief gap]; Cavett introduces Erik Bruhn; Bruhn speaks about his recent shoulder injury; Natalia Makarova in Swan lake, whom he describes as his favorite Swan queen; partnering; his dislike of the role of Prince Siegfried in the Royal Ballet version; his staging of Swan lake for the National Ballet of Canada; his having dropped Nora Kaye in performance on several occasions [Cavett begins to describe the scenario of Act III; this ends abruptly, followed by his introduction of Natalia Makarova; the sound quality of Cavett's voice is fair; Makarova's voice is almost completely unintelligible]; Cavett introduces Lucia Chase; Chase speaks about American Ballet Theatre including the expense of ballet shoes; sources of funds for the company; her own background in ballet [recording ends abruptly].
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 40 minutes, Side 2); transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgztco3805_v01f02_sc.
Local Note
Side 1 of the archive original sound cassette (*MGZTCO 3-805) contains interviews with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, conducted by Patricia McCann, for broadcast on 19 March 1976 by radio station WOR-AM, New York; it is cataloged under the title: Interviews with Arthur Mitchell, Elena Carter and Joseph Wyatt, 1976 (former call number; *MGZTCO 3-805, Side 1).
Former class mark: *MGZTC 3-805 Side 2
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Added Author
Cavett, Dick, interviewer.
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986, interviewee.
Chase, Lucia, 1897-1986, interviewee.
Makarova, Natalia, 1940- interviewee.
Added Title
Interview with Clive Barnes, 1976.
Interview with Erik Bruhn, 1976.
Interview with Natalia Makarova, 1976.
Interview with Lucia Chase, 1976.
Oral History Archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZTCO 3-805 Side 2
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