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Cronson, Mary Sharp

Overview
Works: 373 works in 471 publications in 1 language and 551 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Scores  Musical settings  Songs  Manuscripts  Parts (Music)  Sacred music  Filmed performances  Filmed dance  Filmed panel discussions 
Roles: Producer, Speaker
Classifications: M1621.4.H37, 821.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary Sharp Cronson
 
Most widely held works by Mary Sharp Cronson
God only knows : for soprano and piano (2007) by John Harbison( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andante espressivo : for cello and piano : (2001) by Charles Wuorinen( )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter and the wolf : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator (Isaac Mizrahi) reads the story of Peter & the wolf, between the musical sections
Poetry into music with Dana Gioia, in celebration of The Hudson Review's 60th anniversary Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Hudson Review includes musical settings of poems by Dana Gioia, a reading of poems by Gioia, and a panel discussion with Gioia and Sarah Rothenberg. Gioia speaks about his dual careers in poetry and business; his use of everyday middle-class life as subject matter for poetry; whom he sees as his audience; his musical training and love of music; his attitude towards rhyme, meter and form in poetry; the audience's role in completing a poem; textual and emotional difficulties in interpreting poetry; and his libretto for the opera Nosferatu, based on the film by F.W. Murnau. The composers of the settings speak about why and how they chose to set particular poems
Robert Wilson, KOOL--dancing in my mind : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KOOL, dancing in my mind is "a performance/portrait of choreographer and dancer Suzushi Hanayagi by Robert Wilson, Carla Blank and Richard Rutkowski"--Program notes. The project was commissioned to accompany the exhibition The third mind: American artists contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Guggenheim Museum. The performance is introduced by a conversation between Alexandra Munroe and Robert Wilson. Wilson speaks about how he first met Suzushi Hanayagi, a Japanese dancer who performed both traditional and avant-garde dance; about their first collaboration, The CIVIL warS; their common interests, including abstraction and the purity of movement. Wilson describes the origins of the project KOOL, which began when he visited Hanayagi in Osaka, Japan, when she was sufferering from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Wilson created a video of Hanayagi's face, hands and feet, which accompanies the live performance, along with archival video footage of performances by Hanayagi. The sound score includes music written by David Byrne for The knee plays, and the text of letters, writings and interviews with Hanayagi, read by others. Wilson explains the significance of the project's title. A complete performance of the piece follows
The Metropolitan Opera, the tempest : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Adès reflects on how he created his operatic version of The tempest while Robert Lepage discusses the new production, which followed his many stagings of the Shakespeare play
Tectonic Theater Project: The Tallest Tree in the Forest : Works & Process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion 1: Daniel Beaty discusses what brought him to Robeson and the Tectonic Theater Project's legacy of projects and themes, Erika Floreska talks about Tectonic and why they were interested in Beaty's project, what intrigues and challenges Beaty and what causes him to create one man plays, and Paul Robeson background story not seen in the performance excerpts. Panel discussion 2: Floreska discusses how the elements of duality might look on stage and how this might translate to the set, Beaty talks about Robeson awakening as an artist activist, Robeson returning to America to help fight the war against Fascism, and what it is like for Beaty to portray different characters including Robeson's wife Eslanda
New York Theatre Workshop, Aftermath, a sneak preview : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from Aftermath: the Iraqi refugee project, are interspersed with panel discussion with the play's creators. Blank and Jensen discuss the genesis of the project; the challenges presented by political theater; how they conducted interviews with Iraqi refugees in Jordan and adapted the transcripts into the play's script; their personal reactions to what they heard; what people can do to help the refugees; the body language of the interviewees; their decision to make their translator a character; the methodology of documentary theater; their play The exonerated and other past projects; what they hope audiences will take from the play
Season of Cambodia, Khmeropédies III: Source/Primate : Works & Process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emmanuéle Phuon and Eric J. Sargis discuss their backgrounds and how they began working together on this project, Phuon talks about Khmeropédies I & II and why she decided to work with Cambodian dancers, where the title originated, how her task for this project involved using the Cambodian language and taking it in a new western direction, the juxtaposition of the traditional monkey role with the natural monkey movement, how the Cambodian training of the dancers helped in this creative process, the process involved with transferring the movement to the dancers, Phuon's choreographic process, and what she gave the dancers and what she took away from the experience
Green aria, a scent opera : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green aria is a multi-sensory performance that combines music and scents. The creators of the scent opera speak about the genesis of the project, how each collaborator became involved and their creative processes. The composers discuss how they responded to the precise timing of the libretto, in which each character is portrayed by a scent. Perfumer Christophe Laudamiel speaks about the technical challenges involved in delivering the scents to the audience. A full performance of Green aria follows; portions of the opera have no visual component
Emotion & motion, Dr. Helen Fisher and the Paris Opera Ballet : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Helen Fisher discusses her study and research on the brains of people in love using fMRI brain scanners; the evolution of human families including why we marry, why we have divorce, why we remarry, and why we fall in love with one person rather than another; what is romantic love along with the three basic emotions; discussion of animals in love and how pair bonding (monogomy) developed in humans and the reason for divorces; how animals developed traits to enhance sexual selection and the biological reasons for personality and chemical systems causing individuals to fall in love with one person over another, this was achieved through a survey for the matchmaking site Chemistry.com containing the four basic personality trait systems (Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator) to help determine how people make dating selections
John Zorn, Shir Ha-Shirim : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Zorn designed this evening of music and dance inspired by the Song of songs. The first half consists of instrumental music, the second half of vocal music with recitation of the text in Hebrew, accompanied by dancers performed choreography based on traditional Cambodian dance. Between the two halves Zorn and choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro discuss their collaboration, the development of the project and how they approached the material
Dance Theatre of Harlem : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance Theatre of Harlem performs excerpts from works choreographed by DTH choreographers. The performances are interspersed with panel discussions moderated by Zita Allen. Panelists include Arthur Mitchell, founder and artistic director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem; choreographer Robert Garland; choreographer Endalyn Taylor; and choreographer Keith Saunders. Robert Garland discusses the process of creating the choreography for Castor and Pollux, including the inspiration provided by Marie Laveau, a voodoo priestess from the 1800's; his relationship with Arthur Mitchell; and how he utlilizes different styles in his choreography. Endalyn Taylor discusses the process of creating choreography for her first choreographic work, The ugly duckling, and her personal experience with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Both choreographers discuss how they go about choosing dancers. Arthur Mitchell describes DTH's long history of community outreach and the various alumni of the company who have become prominent in other fields. Choreographer Keith Saunders, who joined the company in 1975 as an apprentice dancer, joins the panel to talk about his work Sweetheart of all my dreams; his role as ballet master at DTH; his role as director of the Dancing Through Barriers program, from which the dancers for these performances were chosen; and his journey to choreography. Arthur Mitchell then briefly describes the company's current status and his hope for the future
Nacho Duato : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nacho Duato discusses his childhood, dance career and his company, Compañía Nacional de Danza, interspersed with performed excerpts. He talks about his inspirations, becoming artistic director of the Compañía Nacional de Danza, and the reasons for leaving the company in July 2010
Armitage Gone! Dance, the elegant universe : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was presented in collaboration with the World Science Festival. An excerpt from Connoisseurs of chaos and a series of excerpts from the work-in-progress The elegant universe are interspersed with discussions of physics. Karole Armitage speaks about how her choreography was inspired by and reflects the ideas of relativity, quantum mechanics and string theory, drawn from the book The elegant universe by Brian Greene. Greene offers further explanation and discussion of the history of relativity and quantum theory, the uncertainty principal, and the attempt to unify physics through string theory. Lukas Ligeti speaks about the musical score, how musics is related to physics, the influence of African percussion on his work, and the marimba lumina
Romulus Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Jarden introduces the world premiere of Romulus, an opera in one act, based on an English translation by Barnett Shaw of a play by Alexander Dumas, père, produced in association with the Washington Square Ensemble and American Opera Projects
Karlheinz Stockhausen : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of two works composed by Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)
American Ballet Theatre at 70 : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panel discussion interspersed with performance excerpts with American Ballet Theatre dancers. Four issues are discussed: the American dance landscape prior to American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and its impact on that landscape ; the impact of full length narrative works on ABT ; the role of star dancer and choreographers ; the experience of principal dancers through the generations. Discussion includes Antony Tudor's influence on ABT, performing in Natalia Makarova's La bayadère, and Lupe Serrano and Susan Jaffe performing in Swan lake
The Eos Orchestra : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Sheffer, Artistic Director of the Eos Orchestra leads a panel discussion about how words are adapted to musical settings. Sheffer desribes the atmosphere in France during the period before World War I; a time of great change. Sheffer discusses the portrait of Gertrude Stein by Picasso; Apollinaire's poem La cravate et la montre (The tie and the watch); Cubism; the life of Francis Poulenc and his use of Apollinaire's poetry in his music; Stein's inlfuence on Apollinaire; Sheffer's opera Blood on the dining room floor based on a text by Gertrude Stein. Sheffer reads a few lines from Stein's poem Susie Asado; describes what led him to write an opera based on Stein's book; discusses the literary life of Gertrude Stein; and talks about how he used Stein's words to create his opera
Holiday concert : Works & process at the Guggenheim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concert of choral holiday music in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum
 
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