LINCOLN KIRSTEIN: Program Notes 1934-1991
304 p. ; 16.5 x 25 cm.
"Lincoln Kirstein, a seminal figure in American arts and ideas in the 20th century and co-founder with George Balanchine of the New York City Ballet, used the 'obscure literary form of the program note' as 'miniature essays in persuasion,' according to editor Randall Bourscheidt. The notes trace the development of Kirstein's ideas from his first collaborations with choreographers such as Balanchine in the 1930s to the triumphant success of the City Ballet. Bourscheidt observes: 'The proof of their vitality is that they still are used and still serve to help the audience to see the ballets.'" -- from the book jacket