IBM presents 'A salute to the arts': WQXR (Radio program) tribute to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1986-03-05

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IBM presents 'A salute to the arts': WQXR (Radio program) tribute to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 1986-03-05
Additional title: Arcade (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Banjo (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Noces (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Pictures (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Septet (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: IBM presents 'A salute to the arts'
Names
Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Associated name)
Behrman, David (Composer)
Cage, John (Composer)
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869 (Composer)
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 (Composer)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Becofsky, Art (Commentator)
Cunningham, Merce (Commentator)
Finlayson, Victoria (Commentator)
LeBell, June (Host)
WQXR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.) (Broadcaster)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection. Audio materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1986-03-05
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1201
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1188
Topics
Cunningham, Merce
Merce Cunningham Dance Company
Choreography
Music and dance
Behrman, David. Interspecies smalltalk. Selections
Cage, John. Etudes boreales, cello. Selections
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869. Banjo. Op. 15. Selections
Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. Morceaux en forme de poire
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Svadebka. Selections
Genres
Radio programs
Magazine format radio programs
Radio interviews
Music
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger based on audition and handwritten notes on original containers and cassettes.
Content: June LeBell hosts a WQXR radio program tribute to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Content: Handwritten notes on original containers and cassettes: "IBM's salute to the arts ; 3/5/86 Merce Cunningham". Printed cassette label: "96.3FM Stereo; WQXR; 1360AM; The radio station of the New York Times".
Numbering: Donor's inventory numbers: C378, and, C352 (duplicate recording of lower sound quality).
Venue: Broadcast on WQXR radio station, New York, New York, 1986 March 5.
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audio cassette (58 minutes) : analog
Sound quality is good.
Description
Radio host June LeBell introduces the IBM presents 'A salute to the arts' program, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; ca. 2:50, Art Becofsky briefly comments on the Company; music for Cunningham's Les noces (1952), 3:02-12:45; Merce Cunningham speaks on forming his company at Black Mountain College, 13:03-14:42; music for Septet (1953), 14:43-26:52; Cunningham briefly speaks about David Tudor and the music for Banjo (1953), 27:04-27:44; excerpt of music for Banjo, 27:18-30:28; LeBell reintroduces Becofsky, the Company's Executive Director; Becofsky speaks briefly about attending his first Cunningham performance and what interests him about Cunningham's choreography and the Company, 30:48-32:15; LeBell introduces dancer Vicky [Victoria] Finlayson; Finlayson speaks about her interest in Cunningham's technique and choreography, and briefly her background in chemistry, 32:27-36:18; excerpt of music for Arcade (1985), 36:19-39:12; Cunningham speaks about his choreography, its independence from the music, and their inter-relationship as time based art, 39:27-44:49; Cunningham speaks about his observations of movement made by elephants, horses, and birds, 45:22-46:10; excerpt of Pictures (1983), 43:40-51:29; LeBell concludes the program, 51:30-52:05; announcement on an exhibition of the Lichtenstein Collection; 52:06-53:10.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 900288046
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20516327
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c700edd0-b82c-0133-cc0f-60f81dd2b63c
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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "IBM presents 'A salute to the arts'" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1986. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cab494e0-b82c-0133-2c8d-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "IBM presents 'A salute to the arts'" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cab494e0-b82c-0133-2c8d-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1986). IBM presents 'A salute to the arts' Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cab494e0-b82c-0133-2c8d-60f81dd2b63c

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IBM presents 'A salute to the arts'