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A pocketful of wry : oral history transcript : an impresario's life in San Francisco and the history of the Pocket Opera, 1950s-2001 / 2001.
BANC MSS 2002/33 c; Phonotape 3189 C:1-16
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Title:

A pocketful of wry : oral history transcript: an impresario's life in San Francisco and the history of the Pocket Opera, 1950s-2001 / 2001

Creator/Contributor:

Pippin, Donald, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Crawford, Caroline (Caroline Cooley), interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Early years in North Carolina and Virginia; piano studies; studies at Harvard, 1942-1944; working with Vilzak-Schollar Ballet School and Balanchine's School of American Ballet; moving to California to work with composers Ben Johnston and Harry Partch, 1951; performing at the hungry i, Opus One, and The Old Spaghetti Factory in San Francisco's North Beach in the 1950s, 60s, 70s; founding and directing Pocket Opera, 1977-present; reflections on piano studies and performance, opera repertoire, staging, translation, administration, reviewing press.

Date:

2001 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Pocket Opera (San Francisco, Calif.)
Pianists -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews
Impresarios -- California -- Interviews
Opera -- California -- San Francisco
Music -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Donald Pippin ; with an introduction by Gwyn Sullivan. Interviews conducted by Caroline C. Crawford in 1996 and 1997. Regional Oral History Office, the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
Audio tape recording of the interviews also available. Shelved as Phonotape 3189 C:1-16.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (v, 258 p.) : ill., port. ; 29 cm.
16 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z152v
BANC MSS 2002/33 c
Phonotape 3189 C:1-16

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

AUDIO/VISUAL MATERIALS RESTRICTED. Requests for use of original must be approved by the appropriate curator. CU-BANC
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z152v