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Orchestra rehearsal for the Feld Ballet

Title
Orchestra rehearsal for the Feld Ballet / WNET/13.
Publication
1978.

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Description
5 streaming audio files (approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes): digital
Donor/Sponsor
  • Oral History Archive.
  • New York State Council on the Arts, 2000-2001.
Alternative Title
Dance Audio Archive
Subjects
Genre/Form
Sound recordings.
Note
  • Recording of the orchestra rehearsal held on December 19, 1978, at the New York City National Recording Studios in connection with the filming of The Feld Ballet, a television program broadcast on May 16, 1979, as part of the Dance in America series by WNET/13, New York. The rehearsal is of music by Morton Gould, including excerpts of Santa Fe saga [music for Eliot Feld's work Santa Fe saga] and Formations [music for Feld's work Half time], and a work referred to as Battle hymn [Battle Hymn of the Republic]. The recording includes occasional instructions and comments by Gould, Emile Ardolino (the director of the program), Gerald Schwarz (the conductor), and Eliot Feld, as well as a discussion between Gould and Feld. The recording of a subsequent production session, held on January 10,1979, is in the Library's collection and cataloged as Recording session of The Feld Ballet /WNET/13. A videocassette of the finished program is also in the Library's collection and cataloged as *MGZIC 9-114.
  • Overall, the sound quality is good. There are frequent technical notes and comments, other extraneous noises, and short gaps.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Funding (note)
  • The processing 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
*MGZTO 5-2269
OCLC
79419556
Title
Orchestra rehearsal for the Feld Ballet / WNET/13.
Imprint
1978.
Type of Content
spoken word
Type of Medium
audio
Type of Carrier
online resource
Funding
The processing 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.
Summary
Streaming audio file 1, December 19, 1978 (approximately 22 minutes). The first approximate minutes of the recording is in substantial part the setting of decibel levels and the tuning of the musical instruments; at approximately 15 minutes into the recording, the rehearsal begins, initially with the Battle hymn of The republic. The recording includes occasional instructions and comments by Emile Ardolino, Morton Gould, Gerald Schwarz, and Eliot Feld. .
Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 24 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues, again with occasional instructions and comments by the participants.
Streaming audio file 3 (approximately 22 minutes).The orchestra rehearsal continues, again with occasional instructions and comments by the participants.
Streaming audio file 4 (approximately 20 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues. This file consists in substantial part of a discussion between Eliot Feld and Morton Gould, including with respect to Gould's use of vernacular forms in his music, the creative process, and Feld's use of his music.
Streaming audio file 5 (approximately 7 minutes). The orchestra rehearsal continues.
Restricted Access
Access only on site at the research libraries of The New York Public Library.
Original Version
Original format: five sound reels (approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes); polyester; half-track; 7.5 ips; 5 in.; transferred to wav file and streaming file format in 2015: myd_mgzto52269_v01f01_sc, myd_mgzto52269_v02f01_sc, myd_mgzto52269_v03f01_sc, myd_mgzto52269_v04f01_sc, and myd_mgzto52269_v05f01_sc.
Event
Recorded by WNET/13 December 19, 1978 New York (N.Y.)
Local Note
Preservation master: *MGZTP 4-2269 nos. 1-2
Dubbing master: *MGZTD 4-2269 nos. 1-2
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Added Author
Feld, Eliot, speaker.
Ardolino, Emile, director.
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996. Speaker
Schwarz, Gerald, conductor.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Dance Audio Archive
Oral History Archive.
New York State Council on the Arts, 2000-2001.
Research Call Number
*MGZTO 5-2269
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