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Les larmes du couteau Works & process at the Guggenheim

Title
Les larmes du couteau [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Publication
2002.

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Additional Authors
  • Martinů, Bohuslav, 1890-1959.
  • Mobbs, Daniel.
  • Regal, Tiffany.
  • Winkler, Kristine.
  • Schag, Shane.
  • Schimmel, William
  • Goren, Neal.
  • Caws, Mary Ann.
  • Canty, Ned.
  • Lieberman, Andrew.
  • Cronson, Mary Sharp.
  • Henry Street Chamber Opera.
  • Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (90 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Summary
This program features a panel discussion about Henry Street Chamber Opera's production of Bohuslav Martinů's one-act 1928 Dadaist opera Les larmes du couteau, preceded by performance excerpts from the piece and a lecture and slide presentation on Dadaism by cultural historian Mary Ann Caws. Caws provides background on the Dadaist movement of the 1910s and 1920s, discussing such key figures as Tristan Tzara, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Richard Huelsenbeck, George Grosz, Kurt Schwitters, and Hans Arp, and emphasizing the more joyous, playful aspects of the movement. The panelists discuss the difficulty of recreating the spontaneous, chaotic spirit of Dada in an operatic production, and how they met the challenges posed by Martinů's often unreproduceable stage directions. The program ends with a performance of the complete opera.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Works & process at the Guggenheim, Mary Sharp Cronson, producer.
Series Statement
Works & process at the Guggenheim collection ; 196
Uniform Title
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Video.
  • Music.
Event (note)
  • Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Oct. 27 and 28, 2002. (Viewer copy is Oct. 27, 2002.)
Funding (note)
  • With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, digitization and DVD authoring of the Works & process at the Guggenheim video archive was done by StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Biography (note)
  • Les larmes du couteau was performed with another Martinů opera, Hlas lesa, in Nov. 2002 at Henry Street Settlement's Abron Arts Center on New York's Lower East Side.
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1199
OCLC
85893705
Title
Les larmes du couteau [videorecording] : Works & process at the Guggenheim / [performance series producer, Mary Sharp Cronson].
Imprint
2002.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Works & process at the Guggenheim collection ; 196
Works and process at the Guggenheim.
Performer
Opera sung by Daniel Mobbs (Satan), Tiffany Regal (Mother), and Kristine Winkler (Eleonora). Pianist: Shane Schag. Accordion: William Schimmel. Conductor: Neal Goren. Speaker: Mary Ann Caws. Panelists: Ned Canty, stage director ; and Andrew Lieberman, scenic designer. Moderator: Neal Goren.
Event
Recorded as part of the Works & process performance series at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, on Oct. 27 and 28, 2002. (Viewer copy is Oct. 27, 2002.)
Funding
With support from The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, digitization and DVD authoring of the Works & process at the Guggenheim video archive was done by StreamingCulture at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.
Biography
Les larmes du couteau was performed with another Martinů opera, Hlas lesa, in Nov. 2002 at Henry Street Settlement's Abron Arts Center on New York's Lower East Side.
Added Author
Martinů, Bohuslav, 1890-1959. Larmes du couteau.
Mobbs, Daniel. voc
Regal, Tiffany. voc
Winkler, Kristine. voc
Schag, Shane. Instrumentalist
Schimmel, William, instrumentalist.
Goren, Neal. Conductor
Caws, Mary Ann. Speaker
Canty, Ned. Interviewee
Lieberman, Andrew. Interviewee
Goren, Neal. Moderator
Cronson, Mary Sharp. Producer
Henry Street Chamber Opera.
Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-1199
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