Bernstein and Robbins : the early ballets / Sophie Redfern.Language: English Serie: Eastman studies in music: 173Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Utgåva: First published 2021Beskrivning: xxix, 293 sidor illustrationer, musiknoter 24 cmInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9781648250057Ämne(n): Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990 | Robbins, Jerome, 1918-1998 | 1940-talet | Baletter | Förenta staternaDDK-klassifikation: 792.842 SAB-klassifikation: Iky.5
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Setting the scene: American ballet and Jerome Robbins -- Toward a first ballet: Fancy Free takes shape -- Creating Fancy Free: a long-distance collaboration -- The music of Fancy Free: the sketches and score explored -- The Fancy Free premiere and a move to Broadway -- Toward a second ballet: Bye Bye Jackie and the creation of Facsimile -- The music of Facsimile: the sketches and score explored -- The Facsimile premiere and legacy of the ballets -- Epilogue: Bernstein and dance
Leonard Bernstein and choreographer Jerome Robbins stand as giants of the musical-theatre world, but it was ballet that launched their stage careers and established their relationship. With Fancy Free (1944), their triumphant debut collaboration produced by Ballet Theatre, Bernstein, Robbins, and set designer Oliver Smith-all in their mid-twenties- captured the spirit of wartime New York, created a defining ballet of the period still widely performed today, and became overnight sensations. The hit musical On the Town (1944) and a now largely forgotten ballet, Facsimile (1946), followed over the next two years. Drawing extensively on previously unpublished archival documents, Bernstein and Robbins: The Early Ballets provides a richly detailed and original historical account of the creation, premiere, and reception of Fancy Free and Facsimile. It reveals the vital and sometimes conflicting role of Ballet Theatre, explores how Bernstein composed the scores, sheds light on the central importance of Oliver Smith, and considers the legacy of these works for all involved. The result is a new understanding of Bernstein, Robbins, and this formative period in their lives.