Gabriel Astruc papers,

Gabriel Astruc papers, 1904-1925, 1907-1914 (bulk)
Astruc, Gabriel, 1864-1938.
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reel 1 (folders 1-66)Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*ZBD-161 reel 1 (folders 1-66)Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
reel 2 (folders 67-123)Mixed materialSupervised useAvailable*ZBD-161 reel 2 (folders 67-123)Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


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123 folders (ca. 1,300 items)
  • The years 1915 to 1924 are not represented.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Microfilm : *ZBD-161 (master negative: *ZZ-19274)
Source (note)
  • NIC
Biography (note)
  • French impresario, publisher, journalist, and Director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris) in 1913.
Language (note)
  • French.
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  • Cataloged
  • Surveyed
  • Upgraded
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(S) *MGZMC-Res. 1
Astruc, Gabriel, 1864-1938.
Gabriel Astruc papers, 1904-1925, 1907-1914 (bulk)
Correspondence including telegrams, copies of outgoing letters, and some typed transcripts of telegrams and letters, inventories, financial papers, notes and plans, clippings, programs, announcements, and drafts of contracts and reports relating primarily to the early activities of Sergei Diaghilev in bringing Russian ballet and opera to Western Europe. Between 1907 and 1913 Diaghilev collaborated with Astruc regarding the organization of his various artistic enterprises, including the Paris seasons of ballet and opera, negotiations for tours to the United States and South America, summer performances at Deauville in 1912, and a ballet season in Lyons in 1913. Documentation of the first Saison Russe presented by Diaghilev at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris in 1909 is particularly thorough and includes inventories of costumes and scenery for the works presented and a confidential report on the season which Astruc sent to Baron Frederiks, Chief Minister of the Russian Imperial Court. Astruc's dealings with Ida Rubinstein and Natasha Trouhanova regarding enterprises undertaken independent of Diaghilev are also documented.
Major correspondents are Gabriel Astruc and his firm, La Société Musicale G. Astruc & Cie; Robert Brussel, Eugène Cornuché, Claude Debussy, Serge Diaghilev, Countess Greffuhle, Baron Dmitri Günzburg, Reynaldo Hahn, Jules Martin, Vittorio Mingardi, Pierre Monteux, Vaslav Nijinsky, Anna Pavlova, Ida Rubinstein, Fëdor Chaliapin, Boris Shidlovskiĭ, and Natasha Trouhanova.
Additional Formats
Microfilm : *ZBD-161 (master negative: *ZZ-19274)
French impresario, publisher, journalist, and Director of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris) in 1913.
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Local Note
Originals cataloged in: (S) *MGZMC-Res 1. The collection has been microfilmed and only the microfilm is available on-site. Microfilm call number is *ZBD-161 and is 2 reels. Originals are stored off-site and may be consulted by advance request with Dance Division staff.
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Publishers and publishing.
Theatrical producers and directors.
Local Subject
Manuscripts -- Collections.
Added Author
Diaghilev, Serge, 1872-1929.
Frederiks, Vladimir Borisovich, Baron, 1845?-1929.
Rubinstein, Ida, 1883-1960.
Trouhanova, Natasha.
Brussel, Robert.
Cornuché, Eugène.
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918.
Greffulhe, Elisabeth, comtesse, 1860-1952.
Günzburg, Dmitri, Baron.
Hahn, Reynaldo, 1875-1947.
Martin, Jules.
Mingardi, Vittorio.
Monteux, Pierre, 1875-1964.
Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950.
Pavlova, Anna, 1881-1931.
Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938.
Shidlovskiĭ, A. B.
Société Musicale G. Astruc & Cie.
Research Call Number
(S) *MGZMC-Res. 1
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