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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, Mor6 26; 1972

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sun~Ioy, March 26, 1972

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Celebrating Bach's
By DONALD SOSIN 33 in C minor" makes sense in
past week music lovers the context of Newman's pen-
ated J. S. Bach's 287th chant for daredevil tempos and
ay, and it seems a good fragmented structure. These
to talk about some Bach devices work a bit better here
s, one new and some that than in the "Italian Concerto."
been out for a while. The use of the harpsichord
has Zukerman makes his seems a bit unusual, although
sting debut with the Eng- Newman justifies it historically
Chamber Orchestra a n d in his commentary, and there is
in the two Concertos for enough change in registration to
and Orchestra (A minor sustain interest.
major) and the Branden- By the time one has heard
"Concerto No. 3 in G these three albums, one either
" on a new Columbia re- loves Newman's playing or des-
Zukerman is an outstand- pises it. Either way one probab-
,oung fiddler whose style ly feels certain that he is slight-
more fitted to the roman- ly crazy. No matter, some very
rks he has recorded than great artists must have had a
ch. The rhythms in all the screw loose to pull off s u c h
lack crispness, the orches- phenomenal feats as they did
not always together, and (although I wonder about Glenn
icrophone placements seem Gould sometimes, but even so
han ideal in several spots. do not like his playing).
is is bad enough, but with One is prepared, in any case,
mergency of a "new" (ac- for the fourth record, contain-
old) way of playing Bach, ing the Goldberg Variations.
cticed by Harnoncourt and (M30538) Musicologists will pro-
ntus Musicus, with o 1 d bably have little more to com-
ments and a small en- plain about than the omission
e, the overblown, 1 u s h of the correct title. The same
here strikes me as an- characteristics found earlier are
rifstic. evident here, but are nowhere as
other albums are by the apparent as in the "Italian Con-
harpsichord and organ certo." Generally one hears just
so, Anthony Newman. He good solid playing; the faster
on praise from critics the variations are very fast indeed,
over for his exuberant in- but otherwise thoroughly enjoy-
tations which, although able. The minor variation is ex-
imes bordering on the hys- quisitely delicate, in contrast to
, nevertheless convey tre- the tempestuousness surrounding
aus excitement. So far, he it. A treat for everyone, insom-
ve albums on Columbia, niac or not.
hey are mostly first-rate. And finally, Newman plays or-
first two discs are all gan works of Bach, Dandrieu,
and contain various pre- Frank and Liszt (M 31124). This
and fantasies and fugues; and the other organ recordings
ularly worthwhile are the were made on the Noack Organ
tic "Passacaglia and F'u- at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
C minor," played on the Church in WorchesteruMass.,
harpsichord (on the first and the Beckerath Organ at St.
MS 7309), and the "Trio Michael's Church in New York.
i No. 5 in C major" on The former has a bright,
cond disc (MS 7421). Act- clear sound that goes well with
this whole latter record is Bach as well as the thicker tex-
from the registrations to tures of Franck. Curiously, the
ise juxtapositions of chor- pieces that come out best on this
reludes with the more ex- disc are the two Dandrieu trif-
e works There is always les, taken from his "Lyre d'-

birthday:
Orgue."
Franck's "Chorale No. 2 in B
minor" is more varied and in-
teresting than his first in E
major, and Newman makes ef-
fective use of his instruments in{
setting off the different sections.
His rhythmic alterations seem
more natural in music of this ro-
mantic character than in the
Bach "Trio Sonata No. 4 in C
major," which is nevertheless
carried off with Newman's us-
ual brilliance. Liszt's demonic
"Fantasy and Fugue" on;
B.A.C.H. closes the set.'':}',
The sound on all five discs is
excellent, except for two tn
my harpsichord selections on the
earliest recording. Otherwise I
have no complaints. Newman
and producer Steven Paul have
worked to create albums of in-
terest and merit.
Those who take to Newman's
original interpretations will have
more meat to chew on in com-
ing months, when Columbia re-
leases a new recording of the
Brandenburg Concertos, with a
small chamber group conducted
from the harpsichord by New-
man. Judging from the tape I
heard of the Fifth, it should
be an impressive collection.

BACK BY DEMAND and in 35mm. CINEMASCOPE and COLOR
A showing that is not on our published schedule of Philippe de Broca's
THE KING OF HEARTS,
with ALAN BATES (of WOMEN IN LOVE) and GENEVIEVE BUJOLD
French Language-English Subtitles
"Wildly raffish slapstick and satire."-The New York Times
"Reminiscent of Rene Clair and strongly influenced by Mack Sennett."-Life Magazine
At the end of World War 1, the fleeing -Germans plant a bomb in a French town to stop their pur-
suers. The townsfolk flee, forgetting the inmates of the local insane asylum, who get loose. Bates, a
Scottish private, scouting for the bomb thinks the lunatics are the townsfolk and the fun begins.
MONDAY EVENING!-March 27th-ONLY!
auditorium a-angell hal-7 & 9:30 p.m.-still only 75c
COMING TUESDAY-Francoise Truffaut's very fine BED AND BOARD

-Daily-Jim Wallace
-

CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Presents
SPBINGF'EST WEEKEND
in conjunction with the monthly art fair series
and the student art gallery
SUNDAY, MARCH 26-12:00-6:00p.m.
in the MICHIGAN UNION BALLROOM
Art Fair: 80 artists selling and displaying their crafts
International Folk and Square Dancing:
8:00-11:00 p.m. in the Michigan Union Ballroom with the
U.M. Folklore Society, and the U.M. Folkdance Club.
Everyone is invited to come and dance. FREE LESSONS
are provided.

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CINEMA II
SUNDAY SPECIAL!
(one night only)
DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS
in
THIEF OF BAGHDAD
(1924, Raoul Walsh, dir.)
Three hours and six minutes of the greatest fantasy spectacle of all time. The Mountain of
DreadAdventure. The Valley of Monsters. The Citade. of the Moon. With Anna Mae Wong
and a cast of, literally, thousands. Music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Liszt, Bernard,, Herrmann
and others.
ONE SHOW ONLY AT 8:00 P.M.-tickets on sale at 6:30 p.m.
(Cinema I open meeting, East Quad rm. 124, Monday at 8:00 P.M.)
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a clarity of line that reminds
one of Glenn Gould, without his
really eccentric rhythms a n d
phrasings. Newman does make
alterations in tempo occasion-
ally, but is convincingly musical
most of the time.
On the third record (M 30062)
Newman tackles the "Italian
Concerto" and the formidable
"Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
in P minor." The latter is an
extraordinary experience, t h e
harpsichord sound crystal clear
and excellently reproduced. The
concerto is rather bizarre, how-
ever. The driving rhythms a r e
frequently distorted in an at-
tempt to clarify the structure
that falls flat. One appreciates
Newman's ability to play cleanly
at an impossible tempo, but that
is all to be gleaned from this
performance.
Newman turns for the first
time to other composers on this
album, with a Haydn sonata, two
short works of Rameau and Cou-
perin, and a premiere recording
of his own "Chimaeras I and II"
The last are interesting for their
use of the registral and limited
coloristic possibilities on the
harpsichord, but serve more as
showpieces than as shining ex-
amples of contemporary music.
The Rameau and Couperin are
stylish and tastefully ornament-
ed and Haydn's "SonataNa.
INTERESTED
IN FILM ?
Cinema II is holding an
open meeting in Class-
room 124 of East Quad,
this Mondoy at 8:00 p.m.
for anyone interested in
joining the group. If
you'd like to be involved
with film presentation in
Ann Arbor, we'd like to
meet you.
MONDAY at 8:00 p.m.
Rm.124-EAST QUAD

Project Burrito 4
A Mexican Dinner
DATE:
SUNDAY,Q
o March 26th
O PLACE:
331 THOMPSON ST.
ANN ARBOR
TIME:
BENEFIT
Chicano Legal Defense Fund
Sponsored by: T.R.-Chicano U
of M Social Work Student Org.
.SATURDAY and
SUNDAY
END OF
SUMMER
Dir. YASUJIRO OZU, 1961
JAPANESE
with English sub-titles

UAC-DAYSTAR
Presents the final concert of
semester on day classesend
April 21 Fri.
1.50-3.00-4.50
reserved seats on sale now
Mon.-Fri. 12-6 p.m. Michigan
Union, Also at Salvation Rec-
ords on Maynard St...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
GILBERT & SULLIVAN SOCIETY
presents
PATIENCE
APRIL 5-8
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Wed., Apr. 5 Fri., Apr.71 Sal., Apr. 8
8:00 $2.50 7:00 $2.50 2:00 $2.00
Thurs., Apr. 6 Fri., Apr.7 Sal., Apr. 8
8:00 $2.50 9:45 $2.50 8:00 $2.50
CIRCLE DESIRED PERFORMANCE
Number of tickets desired......
NAME.....
ADDRESS.
PHONE....
Tickets will be held in your name at the Lydia Mendelssohn box office if
order is received after Wednesday.
MAIL TO: G & S SOCIETY, 2531 STUDENT ACTIVITIES BLDG.
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48104

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You know you'll want to
this concert, so get a
seat early.

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON:
"Songwriter of the year 1971"
(Me & Bobby McGee, Sunday
Morning Coming Down, Help
Me Make It Through the
Nite)

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Also BONNIE RAITT

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BLACK FILM SOCIETY

Ozu's
and p

austere technique
r ec i s e cinematic

grammar describe t h e
disintegration of a close-
knit family and the end
of traditional society.
ARCHITECTURE
AUDITORIUM

EXPLORING BLACK IMAGES IN FILM
MARCH 27: presents
Cotton Comes to Harlem
From the novel by Chester Himes, one of Black America's most bitter expatriate writers.
Ossie Davis translated Himes' sense of the absurd to the screen but forgot to transfer the rea-
sons why there is absurdity. Godfrey Cambridge stars.
Body and Soul
After World War 11, the embittered American cultural Left, betrayed on one hand, outflanked
on the other;' turned to social realism. Before Gory Cooper, et. al. could spill the beans, some
important films of social criticism got made. This is one of them. In a film ostensibly about
the fight racket, Canada Lee and John Garfield gave devastating portrayals of a Black cham-
pion and the white champion the racketeers replaced him with.
APRIL 3:
Shadows
Still John Cassavetes most important film. There were hundreds of Cassavetes in the Village,
scuffling, picking at the jazz of the American Savage, somewhere between Fats Waller and
the Monk. Norman Mailer, out of it, burned them with an essay, The White Negro. This
Cassavetes got up and "made" this powerful psychological drama on the disintegration of
Black identity. An improvised film.
Green Pastures
Lots of films have been made from the Old Testament. This is not one of them. If the title
hadn't already been used, this film could have been called Nigger Heaven. Despite the parad-
ing of every Black stereotype in American cinematography, this is one of the great films of
Hollywood. Rex Ingram stars in al all-Black cast.
APRIL 17:
The Pawnbroker
In the midst of the most brutalized island of people in the world, Harlem, a German Jew
comes back to humanity. Rod Steiger's best film, with powerful performances from Brock Pe-
ters and Raymond Saint-Jacques.
Murder on Lenox Avenue
We haven't seen this picture and we can't find anyone who has. But the idea of a picture with
an all Black cast about a murder on a street in Harlem intrigued us. Made for Black audiences
of the '30s, the film will be, at the very least, of sociological interest.
APRIL 24:
Dutchman

7 and 9 P.M.

75c

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VIOLENT CRIMES
sing rates of violent crimes cannot
tolerated, especially by the victims
o are often University students. In-
asing the number of police or reor-
ing police enforcement policies are .
t full solutions. We must explore
ny new ideas aimed at the reduction
opportunity for the criminal to act.
program for massively increased.
eet lighting should be instigated.
ought should be given to developing
rogram for citizen involvement in
me prevention such as "operation VOTE
istle" which has proved successful in
eral areas in the Midwest."

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