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Apollo

(Video Cassette - 1966 ; 1982)
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Complete recording of George Balanchine's landmark ballet Apollo (Apollon musagète), made in Hamburg in 1966 for German television. The ballet, which begins at ca. 22 min. into the tape, is preceded by documentary material showing preparations for the performance: orchestra rehearsals directed by Igor Stravinsky ; a ballet class taught by Balanchine to cast members ; stage rehearsals in which Balanchine works with Govrin and Farrell ; conversations between Balanchine, Stravinsky, and Rolf Liebermann, intendant of the Hamburg Opera. The program also includes a brief discussion of the ballet's premiere by Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, illustrated by still photographs.
Statement of Responsibility: filmed by Nord Deutsche Rundfunk ; directed by Robert H. Pflanzl ; produced by Rolf Liebermann ; choreography by George Balanchine ; music by Igor Stravinsky
Title: Apollo
[videorecording]
Publisher: Hamburg, Germany : Norddeutscher Rundfunk, [1966] ; U.K. : BBC TV, 1982
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (VHS, PAL) (51 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Notes: BBC telecast titled Apollo ; German telecast titled Apollon musagète
Introduction (first 2:45 min.) in col. ; remainder of tape in b&w
Recording date of 1966 spoken on tape
Accompanied by data sheet
Credits: BBC telecast presented by Jamila Patten.
Performers: ["Music played by the Sinfonie-Orchester of the NDR, conducted by Igor Stravinsky.<br/>", "Also appearing on tape: George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Rolf Liebermann.<br/>", "Jacques d'Amboise (Apollo) ; Suzanne Farrell (Terpsichore) ; Gloria Govrin (Calliope) ; Patricia Neary (Polyhymnia) ; Karin von Aroldingen (Leto) ; Ellen Shire, Elaine Comsudi (nymphs).<br/>", "Danced by members of the New York City Ballet.<br/>", "BBC telecast introduced by John Drummond.<br/>"]
Event: Telecast by BBC TV as part of the series Stravinsky and the dance in June 1982
Summary: Complete recording of George Balanchine's landmark ballet Apollo (Apollon musagète), made in Hamburg in 1966 for German television. The ballet, which begins at ca. 22 min. into the tape, is preceded by documentary material showing preparations for the performance: orchestra rehearsals directed by Igor Stravinsky ; a ballet class taught by Balanchine to cast members ; stage rehearsals in which Balanchine works with Govrin and Farrell ; conversations between Balanchine, Stravinsky, and Rolf Liebermann, intendant of the Hamburg Opera. The program also includes a brief discussion of the ballet's premiere by Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, illustrated by still photographs.
Other Language: Introduction and voiceover narration in English ; credits in German and English
Genre/Form: Video
Dance
Topical Term: Television
Local Subject Heading: Television. Stravinsky and the dance
Donor Note: Gift of the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation
Research Call Number: *MGZIA 4-4106 RNC
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