Monday, March 28, 2016

The creation of The Emperor Jones

The great choreographer Jose Limon discusses his commission of The Emperor Jones with Villa-Lobos. The two worked together on this superb score in 1956. Here's a telecast of the dance broadcast on CBC Television in 1957. Those were different days in broadcast TV!

And here is the composer conducting the Symphony of the Air (aka the NBC Symphony) in a recording from that period.

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