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Ballet International Records, 1915-1952

- Historical Note

Historical Note

Ballet International Incorporated was one of the institutions owned by the Ballet Institute. With George de Cuevas as its artistic head and Mrs. Herbert Witherspoon as its managing director, the Ballet International brought together American-trained and foreign dancers. Founded in 1943 in New York, by Marquis George de Cuevas, the Ballet Institute aimed at bringing together composers, choreographers and artists. Adolf Schmid, who orchestrated Constantia for them, is also reported to have taught orchestration at The Julliard School in the 1930s. In the draft copy of The Introduction of a New Art in America, included in the collection (folder 4), an Adolf Schmid is mentioned as "conductor of Covent Garden and all London musical enterprises of Sir Beerbohm Tree", possibly related to the creator of this collection.


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