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Interview with Robert Irving

Author: Robert Irving; Lee Edward Stern
Publisher: 1977.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Irving discusses his beginnings as a dance orchestra conductor; his mentor, Constant Lambert; the musical repertory of the Sadler's Wells Ballet at that time; the need for versatility as a dance conductor; Irving's own music preferences for dance; using his conducting to adapt the music for different choreographers' and dancers' wishes; the Kirov Ballet's difficult musical tradition; critics and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Robert Irving; Constant Lambert; Robert Irving; Constant Lambert
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Irving; Lee Edward Stern
OCLC Number: 45064108
Notes: Recorded July 24, 1977.
Host: Lee Edward Stern for the WNYC, New York radio program series, Speaking of dance.
Description: 1 sound cassette (ca. 25 min.)
Other Titles: Speaking of dance (Radio program)

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Robert Irving discusses his beginnings as a dance orchestra conductor; his mentor, Constant Lambert; the musical repertory of the Sadler's Wells Ballet at that time; the need for versatility as a dance conductor; Irving's own music preferences for dance; using his conducting to adapt the music for different choreographers' and dancers' wishes; the Kirov Ballet's difficult musical tradition; critics and their impressions of the music; he re-emphasizes the importance of conductors' adaptability; recording music for ballets; tempo relating to dance; advice for aspiring dance conductors; how he came to work with New York City Ballet; trends in music for dance; Irving's personal music preferences; the visual component in music; his work as a composer; and future plans.

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