100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

October 11, 1968 - Image 2

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1968-10-11

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

THE MICHIGAN DAILY.

Friday, October 11, 1968

.

records
Grooving with a paler shade of Beethoven

LAX

HOMECOMING

f

1955 and now released for the
first time in America, cann6t
boast of splendid sound, but the
early stereo is, in ways, better
than many closely-milked re-
leases of today.
Beethoven's poetic ideas were
often nothing more than the
dynamic impulse taking form,
and nowhere is this as true as in
his well-known "Choral Sym-
phony," w h e r e intellectual
search for a modus vivendi -
in the end refuted for salvatioi
through faith, joy;, and brother-
hopd - works itself out in vig-
orous displays of rhythmic, pro-
pulsiveness and dramatic con-
trasts. This niusic must never
sound re-created from a score;
it must surge with a sense of
primal urgency and sincerity.
Perhaps the Ninth is basically.
unperformable, for while various
conductors have achieved cer-
tain* wonders, the quest for a
totally satisfying recording con-
tinues. A new Seraphim release'
(60079) has its points. Andre
Cluytens conducts the Berlin
Philharmonic, the St. Hedwig's
Cathedral Choir (a most relia-
ble group), and four adequate
soloists, including tenor Nicolai
Gedda.
Cluytens' adagio movement is
quite marvelous: serene, yet dy-
namically interesting and for-
ward moving. He even achieves
some powerful and exciting ac-
tion in the molto vivace, but in
general his version lacks a con-
tinuing, unflagging, overall in-
tensity. It also fails in smaller
moments, as in t h e opening
bars: where Horenstein (my
favorite despite the poor Vox

sound) captures the sense of the
gods warming up for the cosmic
drama to c o m e, Cluytens is
mundane. So too the bass re-
futation of the offered thematic
recapitulations in the final
movement lacks vigor and acer-
bity.
Over 70 minutes are captured
on this one disc and therefore
the dynamic level is quite limit-
ed. Despite its flaws (and what
recording of the Ninth is flaw-
less?) it can be recommended at
its bargain price. It should be
said too that the St. Hedwig's
Choir, which cut fine records
with Erna Berger, sing with'
wonderful enthusiasm and spon-
taneity.
* * *
Those who enjoy Prokofiev's
Lt. Kiji will probably find the
composer's The Stone Flower
equally jaunty. Continuing the
excellent Prokofiev series on the
Angel/Melodiya label, the newest
release (SR-40066) offers ex-
cerpts from this ballet which
the composer began in 1948 but
did not finish until shortly be-
fore his death in March, 1953.
Based on an old Ural . folk
tale, the plot follows the sculp-
tor Danilo from his despair at
being unable to carve a perfect
malachite vase to his journey
beneaththe Copper Mountain,
where he learns craft secrets
from a female Spirit. Simul-
taneously, Danilo's bethrothed,
Katerine, searches for him
through village and, forest. Ob-
viously not a profound plot, but
the music does - even without
the visual factor of the da ce it-
self-capture the charm and co-,

for that we have come to expect
of Russian ballet since Stravin-
sky. Gennady Roshdestvensky
,eads the Bolshoi Theater Or-
chestra in a fine performance,
well-recorded, that misses little
of Prokofiev's percussive and
rhythmic effects.
Columbia can usually be count-
ed on for important classical re-
leases, but recently they have
brought out several albums 'of
musical goop. On M21-786, the
Philadelphia Orchestra under
you-know-who fills two discs
with the usual fare of marches.
dances, and other snatches from
the usual Russian and French
sources. If you enjoy such fruit-
cake programming, you will be
pleased to know that the sound
is Super and the performances
Peachy-Keen.

On MS 7175 Philippe Entre-
mont does little to enhance his
good reputation. Not that he
does anything bad, mind you,
but each of the piano pieces
offered has been done better.
elsewhere: the Granados by de
Larrocha, the Beethoven (first
movement of the "Moonlight"
only!) by Moravec, Serkin, and
the Mendelssohn by Novaes. The
rendition of Bach's "Jesu Joy
of Man's Desirng" comes no-
where near the purity of line
and infusion of spirit that Dinu
Lipatti miraculously produced.
The recorded sound is fair and
the cover a ghastly purple.
Something To Swap?
Try Daily Classifieds

1968
presents
IL COSBY

3rd and Final Week
Dial 8-6416

Luis Buitnuel's Masterpiece of Erotica!
"BEAUTIFUL'!"

Y -AM . --N.Y. TIMES
"SUPERB !"
--N.Y. POST
"REMRKABLE !"
HARPERS
"BRIL LIANT'!"
-SATURDAY REVIEW
"STUNNING!"1.
-GLAMOUR
"ELEGANT !"
-NEWSWEEK

OCTOBER 26, 1968 at 8:30 P.M.
in the Events Bldg.
Ticket Price: $5.50, 5.00, 4.00, 3.50
Block Gimmick: Sun., Oct. 13 at
12:00 noon on the Diag

INDIVIDUAL SALES: Begin Oct. 14 at
9:00 at the S.A.B. Ticket Booth
MAIL ORDERS: Will be filled beginning
Oct. 14 and will be accepted until Oct. 18
DIONNE WARWICK BILL COSBY ;
* Please send tickets at Please send_, tickets at I
a (circle' one) $2.00, . $3.00 (circle one) $5.00, ,$4.00
Seach. $3.50 each. a
Orders must include a stomped, self-addressed envelope, your
name, address, and phone number. Make check or money
order out to HOMECOMING 1968 and send to: N
a HOMECOMING TICKETS
r Michigan League
I 227 S. Ingalls
Ann, Arbor, Mich. .
RrwwIwwtwww~~wrrwrrrrrrrw

You-know-wvho is peachy-keen

DRal 5-6290

r SHOWS IcUJAT

* HIGHEST RATING!
AN ARTISTIC T ACHIEVEMENT!"
raehel, raehe
is the best written, most seriously acted American movie in
a long time."
-N.Y. TIMES
*~ .
rachel
jmnn
S5i PULSTINEW MAN oductin of
TECRICOLOR*FROMWARNERBROS.SEVEN ARTSI
NEXT FRIDAY Oct. 18-"BARBARELLA"

*BE LE dE JOUR
with CATHERINE DENEUE

s

I

SUBSCRIBE TO THE MICHIGAN DAILY

I

OLYMPIA STADIUM-Detroit

TICKETS:

$6, $5, $4

ON SALE at Olympia, Grinnell's and
all major J. L. Hudson Co. stores
MAIL ORDERS: send check or money order
and self-addressed envelope to Olympia Stadium,
5920 Grand River, Detroit, 48208

r
i

r
;
4 ,=
f

o u

ES

TRAVEL COMMITTEE

I ,
mu..L

'ml

"

rrrw r+r

-TATEli"

TODAY

1020 WASHITENAW .Pone 434-1782

EUROPEAN

3 . .

Aw

K

ere's what they're saying about'Helgar

C H ARTERED

FLIGHTS

"I was shocked at first, but it was
so beautifully done I enjoyed it thoroughly.'
Miss La Pointe, Pvt.Secretary

THREE FLIGHTS

Sfi
'r }
Msww

I'm not sure men and women
should see it together.,
E.P.C, Clerk
wish I'd seen it years ago. It
might have saved my marriage"
Edna Route, Divorcee
Rinco Productions-Cammerer Films present

FLIGHT 1 May 4-June 1
DETROIT-LONDON
FLIGHT 2 May 8-Aug.17'
NEW YORK-LONDONE
FLGHT 3 June 29-Aug. 14
NEW YORK-LONDON

Sabena

Sabena

BRUSSELS-DETROJT

BRUSSELS-NEW YORK

Pan Am

PARIS-NEW YORK

707 JETS ON TOP CLASSANESI
ALL FLIGHTS .$220*

i' ,i
<

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL

IN COLOR sY PERFECT

4
4

PARENTS: BECAUSE OF CERTAIN REVEALING
C'N11C 1A1E7 CI If:'f_'CT Vf1I I CcE=' "IJEI ,'_A' fIDQTIII

4 2

MASS MEETING

L r-.' I

f1

Back to Top

© 2017 Regents of the University of Michigan