It’s hard to find out when people first rehearsed ballet with piano rather than violin. An article from 1963 might have the answer.
Optical character recognition (OCR) errors in pdfs can cause some pretty fundamental problems of understanding. Here’s one from ballet.
Following on from an earlier post about Tchaikovsky’s hairpins, today I learned about the Brahmsian hairpin too.
Since writing about Bon Voyage Cher Dumollet nine years ago, I’ve found out a lot more. Here are some sources.
In these days when artists are insulted by the idea of having to retrain as something else, let’s take a moment to remember Vera Kostrovitskaya, famous pedagogue—and plasterer, restorer of Leningrad after World War 2.
Perhaps you have to be as old as I am to be quite as excited about a book arriving from Russia, but it’s doubly exciting since I ordered it on 9th July this year, and with a combination of the inexplicable glacial slowness of internet shopping and shipping from Russia with fewer planes to fly […]
Got any book recommendations?