on a classical theme
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, January 16,,1972-
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, January 16,. 1972
as Heavenly Blue fly
Alice's Film Series
U based on the novel by James Joyce
SUN. 7 & 9:30 Admission $1.00
New Public Health Auditorium
on Washington Heights near Markley Dorm
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By DONALD SOSIN
Mstislav Rostropovich is the.
greatest of living cellists, but in
his program in Hill Auditorium
last night sponsored by the Uni-
versity Musical Society, he most
often turned his superb musi-
cianship to music that probably
isn't worthy of his efforts.
This is not to say that an
Adagio by Bach, or Beethoven's
Variations on a theme from The.
Magic Miute are not charniing
pieces, or that the Richard
Strauss Sonata in F does not
have its worthwhile moments,
but there seemed to be a lack of
substance to most of the music,
The work that came closest to
giving a feeling of some real
depth was the concluding offer-
ing, the Sonata in C by Proko-
fiev. Written for Rostropovich,
the piece juxtaposes harsh, bit-
ing themes with sauve, lyrical
ones in a manner familiar to
those who know the composer's
ballets and late symphonies.
Most effective was the scherzo-
like second movement, reminis-
cent of folk themes (like Dix-
ie!?) and children's games.
But the first and third move-
ments both e n d e d rather
strangely, off on a tangent from
the main direction in each case.
This left the impression that the
sonata as a whole was not up to
the high standard that Prokofiev
reached in many other works.
Rostropovich and his accom-
panist, Alexander Dedukhin, did
the piece ample justice, though,
more than had been the case
a week ago in New York, when
Vasso Devetzi assisted. At that
time there was a real lack of
collaboration between the per-
formers. Last night things were
better; actually ensemble-wise
things <were really quite good,
but Dedukhin 4id not always
play out as much as he could
have. Tire Strauss suffered as a
result, as did the Beethoven,
which "does not give the cellist
much to do. The delightful part
of it was that Rostropovich
made every note seem tremen-
dously important, even accom-
paniment figures, and thus add-
ed a dimension to what could
be simply natter-of-fact.
But the piece itself is, unfor-
tunately, quite. uninspired, and
certainly palls. before Beethov-
en's more distinguished sets of
Rostropovich's staggering tech-
nique; . well-known from his
many recordings; remained in
reserve last night for the most
part, until the two final en-
cores, Minstrels, by Debussy, and
The Butterfly, by Popper. The
with with which Minstrels was
performed did not erase my im-
pression that it had also been
completely irresponsibly trans-
scribed and played. Distortions
of tempo were so wild that they
became a joke.
.One occasionally feels that
such a great artist is surely be-
yond reproach, but the choice
of last evening's program and
the penultimate lapse in taste
made him all the more human:
By HERB BOWIE
Friday night at Crisler Arena
a cheering crowd of thousands
got dumped on by the Jefferson
Airplane, whose total flying time
that night was a little under
that logged by the W r i g h t
brothers on their initial effort.
The evening was kicked off
pleasantly enough by the New
Heavenly Blue, an Ann Arbor
group that proved a pleasant re-
lief after hearing so many dull
opening groups at local con-
certs. Instead of the usual in-
stant rock and roll revival group
or warmed - over boogie band
that's more worried about being
hip than playing music, t h e
audience was treated io a rare
blend of tight rock arrangements
and imaginative solos. With a
basic combination of drums,
two sets of congas, bass, key-
boards and two guitars streng-
thened by the ability of several
of the group's members to dou-
ble 'on violin, trombone, trumpet,
flute, and harmonica, the group
had an almost unheard-of ver-
satility., The numbers ranged
from improvisatory rock to the
blues of "Stormy Monday" to
the shit-kickin' C&W style of
"Baked Beans and Weiners."
Even the drum solo was inter-
Student gallery to open
By HANNAH MORRISON
If you have noticed a maze
of partitions or heard pound-
ing noises in the former stu-
dent credit union, it's Univer-
sity Activities Center is (UAC)
preparations for a student art
gallery opening tomorrow.'
Jane Redfield, appointed by'
UAC to organize the gallery,
says "The purpose of the gal-
lery is to' be a cultural affairs
center, a place where the work
of local artists can be exposed
to the community."
For the gallery to become a
reality, she stresses the neces-
sity of community support and.
artistic contributions. Entries of
various art forms are encour-
aged, such as photography, oil
paintings, weaving, tapestry,
macrame, acrylics, prints, Jew-
elry, watercolors, and sculpture.
All work submitted will be re-
viewed by a five-member panel
of faculty and students. This
committee, in conjunction with
the artist, will establish the sell-
ing price of the work.
Once the gallery opens, art
will be accepted for display
Wednesday through Sunday
from noon to 4:00 p.m.
U of M
MON., JAN. 17
Questions-call Don, 769-3364
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OPEN 1 P.M.
Every Sunday 12:30 p.m
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Basedon Bertrand Russell's
views, Morals Without Mystery,
by Lee Eisler, offers a blierating
alternative to established
.morality. Russell called it."a
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Russell's rational. morality is
capabeof "winning universal
acceptance because it aims to
satisfy universal desires; because
it favors no one group over
another; and, most important in
a world of nuclear armaments,
because it provides a method of
resolving moral disagreements.
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