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Film: Fun and Fancy Free – Bernstein and Robbins’ Archival Treasures, at the Bruno Walter Auditorium
Monday August 13, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
A double feature of rare, archival media treasures…
January 18, 1950 – WNYC, live from Tanglewood: “Here, seated around two pianos are four of the leading American composers – Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Lucas Foss, and Irving Fine… Probably the best way to give you a good picture of what American music promises for the future, is to just throw the topic to the four gentlemen, like tossing it to the lions, as it were, and let them bat it around…” As part of our Bernstein centennial celebration, the Library and Tanglewood reconsider the question “What is American Music.” Illustrated by a photo-collage of images from Tanglewood in the late 1940s, this audio gem is paired with a rarely seen performance footage of the original Ballet Theater cast, including Jerome Robbins’ himself, performing Fancy Free in 1944.