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Janet Seidel interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]
Bib ID 4311996
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Seidel, Janet, 1955-2017, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research, written permission is required for personal copies and public use for 10 years from the date of the interview. 
Description 2008 
3 sound files (ca. 205 min.) 
Summary

Janet Seidel speaks about her family background; siblings; early childhood memories; schooling; early music training; early influences; early roles; singing lessons; school musicals; chamber music; the decision to train as a music teacher; forming a band with her brother and its early engagements; Barry Lake; her involvement in the "Footlights revue"; directing the musical "Annie get your gun"; studying for her Graduate Diploma of Teaching; her first piano bar solo engagement; Musician's Union; her involvement with various women's movements; promoting her career; Waikerie High School; The Gateway Hotel; the Janet Seidel Trio; Billy Ross; Adelaide Cabaret Festival; Blossom Dearie; maintaining her teaching career as well as her other musical activities; Adelaide Cabaret Festival; early engagements around Adelaide.

Seidel discusses her overseas trips, working in piano bars in London, and as a resident pianist in Stockholm; New York and further travels in America (1981); returning to life in Adelaide; the Don Burrows Supper Club; The Four Kinsmen; establishing her career in Sydney; her engagement at The Boulevarde; recording career; radio technique; the establishment of "La Brava"; John Pochee; Tom Baker; Ricky May; the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Benevolent Concert; Port Fairy Arts Festival; her move into cabaret; tours of Japan and the U.K.; International Arts Festivals; Chuck Morgan; conducting Master Classes; favourite composers; preparing a new CD; selecting repertoire and titles for albums; independent record labels.

Notes

Recorded on January 30, 2008 at Sydney, N.S.W.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (14 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 114 leaves) 
Subjects Seidel, Janet, 1955-2017 -- Interviews.  |  Pianists -- Interviews.  |  Musicians -- Australia -- Interviews.  |  Music teachers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Pianists.  |  Musicians.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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