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Improvement

Title
Improvement [sound recording] / [music and libretto by] Robert Ashley.
Author
Ashley, Robert, 1930-2014.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : Elektra Nonesuch, p1992.

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Description
2 sound discs (89 min.) : digital; 4 3/4 in.
Uniform Title
Now Eleanor's idea. Improvement
Alternative Title
  • Now Eleanor's idea. Improvement
  • Don leaves Linda
Subjects
Note
  • "An opera for television"--Container.
  • Episode 1 in a quartet of operas for television entitled: Now Eleanor's idea.
  • Subtitle on container: Don leaves Linda.
  • Compact discs.
  • Program notes, synopsis, and libretto ([40] p.)--laid in container.
Credits (note)
  • David Rosenboom, Robert Ashley: producers ; David Bither: executive producer ; Tom Erbe: engineer.
Performer (note)
  • Jacqueline Humbert (Linda) ; Thomas Buckner (Don, Mr. Payne, Linda's companion) ; Joan La Barbara (Now Eleanor) ; Sam Ashley (Junior, Jr.) ; Adam Klein (The Doctor) ; Amy X Neuburg (Mr. Payne's mother) ; the composer, narrator.
Event (note)
  • "Voices were recorded at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, California."
Contents
Disc 1. Act 1. The Argument (1:29) -- Sunset at the turnoff (1:08) -- The airline ticket counter (1:40) -- The correspondences text (2:42) -- The ride to town (6:38) -- The airline ticket counter (1:44) -- The indifference text (4:36) -- Back home ... (2:01) -- Mr. George Payne (2:09) -- The contents of her purse (10:14) -- Supper with Mr. Payne's mother (4:40) -- Golf left-handed (3:27) -- A moment"very late" ... (1:32) -- Disc 2. Act 2. The big city (0:53) -- Tarzan (3:03) -- The big city (0:40) -- The doctor (3:53) -- The offering of images (4:20) -- The good life (5:10) -- Trouble (0:27) -- The good life (0:13) -- Trouble (2:40) -- The good life (0:13) -- Trouble (2:40) -- The good life (0:40) -- A place in the country (2:46) -- Happiness, prosperity and forgetfulness (9:06) -- The bridge game (5:03) -- North"Berlin/a Tango" (2:03) -- East"river rouge" (0:30) -- South"Campo dei fiori, Rome" (1:20) -- West "Atlantis" (1:18) / Robert Ashley.
LCCN
7559792892
OCLC
  • ocm28082518
  • 28082518
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries