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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Page Five

U' Philharronia lively

BEETHOVEN SERIES OPENER

By KAREN PAUL
JQ ESPONDING to their new conductor,
Clark Suttle, the University Philharmonia
Orchestra last Thursday performed with
more enthusiasm than it has in years. Though
the orchestra is made up of the School, of
Music's less experienced players, their
spirit and musicality niade up for their lack
of exacting technique.
The lively program in Hill Auditorium be-
gan with Wagner's Prelude to Die Meister-
singer Von Nurnberg. The brass and string
sections played with surprising unity. The
concertmaster could have used more sup-
port from his violin' section, however.
The orchestra responded to Suttle's baton
with proper lightness for Haydn's Symphony
No. 92. The strings had some ensemble prob-
lems, but played earnestly. A full, clear
horn sound and mellow bassoon tone en-
hanced the performance.

SUTTLE'S artistry was evident in his ren-
dition of Rimsky - Korsakov's Capriccio Ees-
pagnol. The vigorous opening displayed the
orchestra's ability to play with a strong,
united sound. The many soloists featured
throughout the colorful work - clarinet,
flute, harp, violin, horn and English horn -
per formed with agility and beautiful tones.
A delightful Spanish flavor was provided by
a precise percussion section, and the violins
sang melodiously.
The main problem Suttle had was in
keeping the orchestra together in fast, tech-
nical passages. Because this was the-wfirst
concert of the season, however, the prob-
lem can be solved.
Suttle, who conducted the entire concert
from memory, modestly replied to compli-
ments after the concert, "I hope the rest
of the concerts go as well." A good guess is
that they will.

Guarneri
By SUSAN BARRY others, invoked many o
spiritual implications of
,THE G U A R N ERI Quar- fact.
tet opened its series of The Scherzando vivace
Beethoven's string quartets Sat- plified Beethoven's mast
urday night at Rackham with the scherzo. The animated
an absolutely flawless perform- quality was attained w
ance of three of Beethoven's lightness that was not su
most diverse compositions. with the introductiono
The quartet, consisting of vio- more somber episode i
liits Arnold Steinhardt and movement.
John Dalley, violist Michael In the Finale the melod
Tree, and cellist David Soyer emerged distinctly as. i
distinguished each piece with a casually echo back an
disparate interpretation which among the various istru
emphasized their own versatili- this brough the fr ed
to a smooth and unified

EMU AUDIENCE ENTHUSED:
Seger comes home.

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tv as well as their complete ;-
mastery of the ensemble form.'
The rirsr quartet, Op. 127 in
E-flat major, was the most high-
ly-stylized and interpretatively
difficult of the three, as it was
one of the last five of Bee-
thoven's string quartets. In the
opening Maestoso - Allegro, the.
Guarneri achieved all the as-
tounding precision that the vig-
orous movement required. The,
timing was particularly precise,,
while yet retaining a fairly spon-'
taneous quality.

By JIM SHAHIN
ROCK 'N ROLL returned to
Michigan Friday night;
Bob Seger came home.
Unrestrained and on his own
turf, Seger tumbled Eastern
Michigan University's Bowen
Field House on its ear. Like a
sudden explosion, he and his
Silver Bullet Band hit-and-ran
over rock's pretentions. No glit-
ter, no smoke, no extravagant
costuming, no painted speakers,
Seger's performance demand-
ed judgement on its own terms.
From Natbush to Katman-
du, Seger's brand of Detroit
City - Ann Arbor rock is fast
and finally becoming recogniz-
ed as the honest and exciting
expression it always has been..
About time. A decade of al-
bums behind him, and the Rock
Music Awards nominates him
as "best new talent."
BOB SEGER took a stage
command following an adven-
ture in boredom by a third-rate
Kiss-type band called Starz.
Leather - enamored machismo
with all the threat of a Black
Sabbath burp, Starz remeaned
even the forces of doom, which
they no doubt mancy them-
selves patterned after.
"Natbush City Limits" com-
menced Seger's part of the
show with a strength that
showcased the impressive dur-

ability of this dedicated per-
former. Grabbing the crowd
with an unbridled energy, "Nat-
bush" was riveting. It pounded
and thrashed, not letting go,
until everybody was up and
clapping in time to the song.
Muddled at first, the sound
became more clear as the night
went on. Seger's set was rep-
resentative of his lineage.
While featuring a few tunesE
off his yet to be releasedj
Night Moves LP, he also dipped
way back for rollickin' rendi-
tions of "Heavy Music," and
"Ramblin', Gamblin' Man." All
were done in the finest tradi-
tion of good-time, shake-yer-
ass rock 'n roll.
SEGER didn't disappoint; he
played what the audience came
to hear. "Travellin' Man" slid
into "Beautiful Loser" the same
way it does on his recent live
release. Although "Loser" suf-
fered from over-work - it lack-
ed spontaneity and sounded.
varnishod - "Travelin' Man"
swim ilke he meant it. Con-
stri-}- "'eren't too tight on it,
givi- "^ music a little room
to str-tfh put.

ments, if any, leaving love, and
even leaving self. "Turn the
Page," with its shadowy music
and the quiet refrain "There I
go again" reveals an inner Se-
ger to us, and it haunts him.'
Concluding his set with the
motor - running "Katmandu,"
Seger returned with a no-brakes
version of "Rosalee," and "Let!
it Rock," which highlighted the
hardest hitting rock 'n roll gui-
tar work since Dick Wagner
and Steve Hunter's collabora-
'tion on the intro to "Sweet'
Jane" off Lou Reed's Rock 'n
Roll Animal album. Incessant
and biting with the sharpened
fangs of total absorption, it
nailed the nerves to the nadir.
Well, you can't just dump
peaking rockers, 'so Seger was
obligated to return once again
to center stage. His second en-
core was a credible, if anti-
climatic "Lucifer."
Looking back, it was a most
welcome homecoming.

THE SECOND quartet,(
No. 3 in D Major, prese
contrast with its simple
more poetic texture. The
ing Allegro was elegantl
ple with a bittersweet m
line that was like a lon
poem.
If the Allegro was a
poem, then the followingA
te con moto was an eleg
phrasing flowed as sm
and richly as an image
Tennyson's "In Memo
The musicians themselves
thoroughly engrossed in
performance as they dipp
nodded with each dr
punctuation.
The second Allegro w
tremely brief and thec
Presto was much more
than the preceding move
This quartet, the briefest
three, was one of the firs
ten by Beethoven at the
of the eighteenth centur
though it is not generall

Quartet:e
of the sidered one of his greatest gressio
f that works, at the time it was first not un
performed the piece demonstra- ary th
exem- ted great promise for the de- The
ery of veloping composer. er and
dairy THE FINAL performance, Op. nearly
ibdued 59 in E minor, No. 2 varied from o
of the the first two mainly in tonality THE
n the and intensity. The Allegro was Presto
much more somber than it was ly pun(
ic line jinthe previous quartets and it Al u
it wasi was punctuated by the dynam- Alth
d forth ic staccato chords that are often quarte
t associated with Beethoven's servat
quartet Ninth Symphony. The second hardly
close, theme was more melodic and by tod
the repeated contrasts evened morej
Op. 18, out into a rounded binary form. Beetho
nted a
r and In the Molto adagio, several tive ge
open- distinct individual melodies, By1
y sim- played simultaneously, were
nelodic melted together so expertly that
g love this movement most beautifully
love emphasized the Guarneri's per-
ndan- fection of blend. The juxtaposi-
y. The tion of irregular chromatic pro-
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ons produced a texture tinctly different quartets from

like .that if a contempor-
eme.
Allegretto was a bit light-
the liveliness of the trio
transcended the darkness
first theme.
FINALE was a spirited
with a strong and sharp.,
ctuated rhythm.
ough the quality of this
it was questioned by con-I
ives of the period, it could
be described as radical
day's standards. Further-
it is this deviance from,
rtional standards that set
oven apart as an innova-
enius.
playing three' such dis-

separate periods of Beethoven's
career, the Guarneri Quartet
achieved a disunity that was
interesting in its contrasting
forms.
This pattern will be repeated
inI the next concert which will
be presented Friday, November
5.= Although this concert has
been sold out there is an en-
core performance scheduled for
November 6, which will feature
Op. 18, No. 5, Op. 59, No. 1
and Op. 130 with Grosse Fuge.
And if the excellent degree of
musicianship presented in Sat-
urday night's concert is to be
maintained, the next perforni-
ance should be well worth at-
tending.

THE ADAGIO that followed
flowed extremely smoothly and
was softly emphasized with a
lightness that characterized the
Guarneri's interpretations of the
more challenging passages
throughout the evening. The
subtle tone inflictions in the,
theme variations of this move-
ment were particularly remark-
able in that the composer was
tota.ly deaf at the time he con-
ceived of the piece. This move-
ment, more than any of the

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TICKETS GO ON SALETHURS., OCT. 14

In cooperation with
Major Events Office
and UAC. TICKETS
$5.50, $4.50,
$3.50 at Michigan
Union Box Office
10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Schoolkids and both
Discount Records.

"Turn ,the Page" had the
feeling of an echo. As though!
Seger was listening to himself
while he sang. Seger's composi-
tion's revolve around the idea
of mobility: leaving restraits,
making short-time cornmitt-
- dw"""

We have it
all together!
PINBALL,
BILLIARDS &
BOWLING
At the
UNION

INFORMATION
763-1107.
Oct..23
Hill Aud.
Late comers willr
be seated during
performance.

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BETTE DAVIS in
LITTLE FOXES
Davis and Herbert Marshall star in this fasci-
natingly morbid account of inter-family treach-
ery and ugly greed in a small southern town
about 1900. William Wyler's restless camera,
Davis' taut acting, and Dorothy Parker all add
to the film's powerful impact.
WED: Bergman's ALL THESE WOMEN
CINEMA GUILD TONIGHT at OLD ARCH. AUD.
7:00 & 9:05 Admission $1.25

the university of michigan artists and craftsmen guild
invites you to an exhibition and sole of ceramics,
ibers,graphics, jewelry, paintings, and sculpture
by 75 guild members
V saturday, oct. 16 8 am to 6 pm (
sunday, oct. 17 12 noon to 6 pm
grounds of community high school, across from the
(ti tormers market in ann arbor

sponsored by the Office of Ethics
and Religion and Canterbury House
LAST LECTURES
Several Michigan Professors have been
asked to prepare alecture as if it were
the last lecture they would give -- to
consider what they feel would be most
important to say.
Wednesday, October 13th
PROF. ALFRED MEYER
POLITICAL SCIENCE
Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.
Auditorium A, Angell Halt

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the " " " " ncooperative
-TONIGHT!-
DAVID ESSEX and RINGO STARR
ROCK-N-ROLL DOUBLE
THAT'LL BE THE DAY
(Claude Whatham, 1974) 7 ONLY
Highly-acclaimed film based on the true storyof the riseto
fame of a British Rock group, here called the Stray Cats
with super-guitarist Jim Maclaine played by real-life rock star
David Essex. "The sonudtrack uses '60's music the way
AMERICAN GRAFITTI did. THAT'LL BE THE DAY has the
feeling of rock ballad "-Allen Howard, Hollywood Reporter.
With Bingo Starr, Rosemary Leach, Keith Moon, Billy Fury.
STARDUST

"NEXT WEEK: PROF. HENRY K. SKOLIMOWSKI
WEDNESDAY, October 20th
It Pays to Advertise in The Daily

NEWS FROM THE
opealth srior of te ev e Godan/
fantastic evening of music. Steve Goodman's ver-
satility, personality and talent combined to create
a stunning performance that left the sold out
Power Center audience standing and cheering for
more. Steve returned with Vassar clements and
his band and then thrilled an ecstatic audience by
bringing on his good friend John Prine who was
passing through on his way to Massey Hall in
Toronto. Everybody was having such a fine old
time that we moved right on to Mr. Flood's Party
where proprietor Ned Duke hasted the party and
later it all moved on to the Pretzel Bell where
Vassar and his band were jamming with The RFD
Boyd. Linda and David Sigland, operators of The
ARK, joined us with IMichael Cooney who had
finished up at The ARK" arid it was old home
week with John and Steve who were first intros
duced in Ann Arbor by The ARK.
One of the hottest acts in the country, George
Benson, blazes into Hill Aud. tomorrow night for
a concert. Opening the program at 8 p.m. will be
David Pomeranz, and goad seats are still avail-
able at the Michigan Union Box Office from 11h30
arn until 5:30 p.m. and at the door beginning at
Folks nearly wore down the tile in the Michigan
Union Lobby queing up for Judy collins tickets
last week. We give alot of thought and attention
to expediting things so people can move right
along once the tickets go on sale. If you ever
have any ideas on ways to improve the opera-
tion, feel free to ring us up or come by and discuss
it with us.

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This sequel to THAT'LL BE THE DAY continues the adven-
tures of Jim Maclaine. The songs, mannerisms and events
swirling around him are vastly similar to a Beatles biography.
"Stands glitteringly on its own as a requiem to the rocking
'60's. It is an ambitious and engrossing movie"-Charles
Champlin, L.A. Times. David Essex, Keith Moon, Adam Faith,
Larry Hagman.
$1.25, DOUBLE FEATURE $2.00
AUD. A ANGELL HALL
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