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Interview with Esther Tonsgaard, 1977

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Interview with Esther Tonsgaard, 1977
Tonsgaard, Esther (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1977-07-21
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-788
Bruhn, Erik, 1928-1986
Tonsgaard, Esther
Citation/reference: For edited transcript of interview see: *MGZMT 3-788.
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 15 minutes). Esther Tonsgaard speaks with John Gruen about her long friendship with Erik Bruhn's mother and those aspects of her personality that he shares; the work she does for Bruhn as his lawyer; Bruhn's fundamental aloofness; their friendship and his character; his relationship with his mother.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded by John Gruen 1977, July 21 Copenhagen (Denmark)
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 John Gruen
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 15 min.) : quarter-track; 1.875 ips
Sound quality is good.
Interview with Esther Tonsgaard conducted by John Gruen on July 21, 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark, as research for his book Erik Bruhn: danseur noble (Viking Press, New York, 1979).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 84618382
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118656
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 225bcf40-7957-0136-cad9-0ff6fa024891
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  • 1977: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Esther Tonsgaard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1977.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Esther Tonsgaard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2020.

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Interview with Esther Tonsgaard