Posted 17 January 2002 - 03:16 PM
Posted 17 January 2002 - 06:30 PM
Posted 17 January 2002 - 09:02 PM
A sidelight: In November of 2000, the New York Times ran an obituary headlined, "Sidney E. Woloshin, 72, Writer of Ad Jingles." It mentioned
"P.A.M.T.G.G.," but got a number of things wrong, including the company which performed it. (They said American Ballet Theatre instead of NYCB.) So I sent an email to the obituary page and the obit writer called up to thank me. She said she was curious about the music because a friend of hers, Roger Kellaway, had written it. I remembered it as jazzy. Then we got into a discussion about whether to put periods after the letters in the title in her correction the next day. I advised against it, citing "Repertory in Review," by Nancy Reynolds, as my authority. The correction ran without periods, PAMTGG.
Posted 17 January 2002 - 09:26 PM
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Posted 18 January 2002 - 10:44 AM
Posted 18 January 2002 - 02:37 PM
Posted 18 January 2002 - 03:13 PM
I think we should all chip in and start a "Bring Back PAMTGG" fund. Heck, all or most of the principals are still around (although some may not wish to admit it!). Who knows, maybe the current generation will hail it as an unsung masterpiece -- perhaps Balanchine anticipating Forsyth? I guess that's one disadvantage ballet has over most other arts. If a ballet doesn't find favor when it's premiered, subsequent generations are deprived of the opportunity to "discover" it. You can't find an old ballet hidden in an attic for 100 years! I suppose with modern technology that's not quite true, but still true enough.
By the way, a search of the Dance Research Collection's online catalog shows six hits for "PAMTGG," but, alas, no video or film!
"Well, Mr. Martins, there's good news and bad news. The good news is all these Internet ballet fans have donated a million dollars to pay for a revival of a lost Balanchine work. The bad news is that it's PAMTGG."
Posted 18 January 2002 - 03:55 PM
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