The swan: memories of Anna Pavlova
NamesKarsavina, Tamara (Speaker)Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988 (Speaker)Hitchins, Aubrey, 1906-1969 (Speaker)Butsova, Hilda (Speaker)Van Wart, Joan (Speaker)Brunova, Enid (Speaker)Haskell, Arnold L. (Arnold Lionel), 1903-1980 (Speaker)De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001 (Speaker)Beaumont, Cyril W. (Cyril William), 1891-1976 (Speaker)
Dance Audio Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1960 - 1969 (Questionable)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZTO 5-3011
TopicsPavlova, Anna, 1881-1931Ashton, Frederick, 1904-1988Hitchins, Aubrey, 1906-1969Butsova, HildaVan Wart, JoanBrunova, EnidBeaumont, Cyril W. (Cyril William), 1891-1976Haskell, Arnold L. (Arnold Lionel), 1903-1980De Valois, Ninette, 1898-2001Karsavina, TamaraDying swan (Choreographic work : Fokine)Autumn leaves (Choreographic work : Pavlova)
NotesContent: Title supplied by cataloger based on title used by the moderator.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.Acquisition: Gift Sharon N. Baxter-Puglise July 13, 2010
Physical DescriptionAudiotape reelExtent: 1 audiotape reel (approximately 45 min.) : acetate, half-track, 7.5 ips. ; 5 in.Sound quality is good to fair. There is occasional extraneous noise as well as shifts in volume.
DescriptionThe moderator, who is not identified, and Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois, Tamara Karsavina, Enid Brunova, Hilda Butsova, Joan Van Wart, Juliet Jervison (Gervison?), Arnold Haskell, Aubrey Hitchins, and Cyril Beaumont speak about Anna Pavlova as participants in a program (apparently intended for public broadcast) entitled The swan: memories of Anna Pavlova. Their comments consist primarily of reminiscences of Pavlova. The recording also contains recordings of excerpts of music used in ballets Pavlova danced including The dying swan (by Camille Saint-Saens; accompanied by Gary Watson's narration of Cyril Beaumont's description of her performance), Giselle (by Adolphe Adam), and Autumn leaves (by Frédéric Chopin). It was not possible to confirm the spellings of the names of either the narrator in The dying swan segment or one of the speakers, namely: (phonetically) Gary Watson and Juliet Jervison/Gervison, respectively. In addition, it was not possible to confirm the names of two other people (phonetically, David Parker and Robert [unintelligible]), who were credited by the moderator as having contributed to the making of the program.
Type of ResourceSound recording
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: 915835619NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20759137Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b25800a0-b910-0133-4ece-60f81dd2b63c
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