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ATrts &yHE MICHIGAN DAILY
1rs8.E ntertcaI flrrernf Thursday, November 18, 1976 Page Five

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By LUCY SAUNDERS She uses her body and gestures ence. The response to "Der the jewel of Ameling's voice, best shown with these lines:
r'HE MUSIC LOVERS assem- with regal grace and fluidity. Musensohn" was tremendous; with the first part, "Ach Herze- "She dances almost automati-
bled at Rackham Auditorium Even when singing a slightly Ameling's voice and Baldwin's lieb," providing a thrilling 'a cally and raises oh so modest-
Tuesday night were treated to ribald Dutch folk song during piano corresponded with vivici- capella' segment. ly her hem to show her pretty
a virtuoso performance of the one of ther three encores, she ty to the sprightly score. The highest point of the per underfrills; Shows her quiver-
combined brilliance of two showed humor and wit in her After an intermission, Ame- formance came with Satie's ing legs. It's very very inno-
world famous musicians - El- interpretation of the suitor's ling introduced the songs of songs. The poems in this group cent and at the same time very.
ly Ameling, soprano, and Dal- Fist, but never stepped over Frank Martin, Drey Minnelie- Iere nonsense poems, "Lu- very exciting. Ameling re-
ton Baldwin, pianist. the line to music-hall bawdi- der, with this explanation: dions," written by Leon-Paul ceived a standing ovation for
Both are professionals in ev- ness. "Martin wrote these songs to Fargue. Much of their humor the wit she displayed in render-
ery sense of the word. Ameling's OF THE' SIX Mozart arias poetry written in the thirteenth s derived from nursery rhym- ing "La Diva."
recordings have been awarded performed, "Das Lied der Tren- century by various artists, po- es and punning on their whim- THE THREE ENCORES Bald-
such prizes as the Grand Prix nung," "Als Luise die Briefe," ets, and musicians who travel- sy, recalling Edward Lear.treated the
du Disque, and the Stereo Re- "Abendemfindung," "Das Veil- led through Germany perform-I"Lalling d'Ereasaudience to ranged greatly
view Record of the Year Award. chen," "An die Einsamkeit," ing at the royal courts in theirw "La Diva de k'Empire" wasf aie ator.ged grstl pin
Baldwin is no less accomplish- and "An Chloee"), I found her music rooms ... They usually written by Erik Satie himself their nature. The first piece
ed; he has studied . with the interpretation of "Das Veilchen" accompanied themselves on the at the turn of the century, when (unidentified) was essentially
great Nadia Boulanger and, be- and "A-bendemfindung" to be lute and the harp, and when he was supplementing his in- a serious aria displaying the
sides touring with Ameling, he the most moving. In the latter I Martin wrote this music, he had come by playing in music-halls breadth of Ameling's range;
has accompanied performers aria, Baldwin's piano seemed in mind a flute accompaniment,i
such as Pierre Fournier, G& to seduce Ameling's voice from which, if you listen closely, you .. -
rard Souzay, 'and Jessye Nor- her throat. Her phrasing was will hear in the right hand of
man, full of exquisite clarity and the piano. This is set in a me- TU B GE
The night's program consist- strength, so much that it ap- dieval mode, and the songs! T U B I 'NGEANEXCHANGE
ed of arias by Mozart, several peared effortless. And when art themselves are reminiscent of
Schubert songs, and songs by appears effortless, one realizes contemporary Dutch." FELLOWSHIP
Frank Martin, Gabriel Faur6, the true extent of its perfec- AFTER THE LAUGHTER died
and Eric Satie. Ameling's great tion. down, an amazing complexity The LS&A Office of Study Abroad announces the dead-
stage presence added a particu- Schubert's songs were especi- of sounds emerged. Martin's ine for application materials for the Graduate Ex-
lar delight to these offerings, ally appreciated .by the audi-1 music isthe perfect setting for lhne foralio mral fothT en Unaersxty
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by Gustav Mahler; and the
third, a comic rendition of an
old Dutch folk song about .a
young girl asking permission
of her mother to let her suitor
sleep with her. Only until the
mother discerns his great
wealth does she allow them to
be united..
The audience was delighted
with the performance, and the
proof of the pudding was the
sorepalms I gingerly put into
gloves as I walked out.
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By NANCY GRASER ideas, Morris presented a rath- l
THE THIRD and final con- er unconventional version of t
cert of the 1976 Contemporary "Walking", in that she eliminat-
Music Festival was well-re- ed the spoken sections. The de-j
ceived in Rackham Auditorium letion together with an onus-,
Monday night. The program, ually slow tempo provided a
entitled "American Songs of In- disappointing interpretation of
nocence and Experience" fea- the, song.
turned Joan Morris, mezzo - so- THE SONGS under the head-
prano, and William Bolcom, pi- ing Three Songs of World War'
anist, performing compositions I were performed the best of
of Charles Ives and songs by all the Ives on the program. Al-
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. though "In Flanders Fields"
Although Ives and Leiber & was presented well, the other
Stoller seem tobe an unlikely two were excellent. Both "He
combination, they were shown; Is There" and "Tom Sails
to be quite similar; they all Away" fit her voice perfectly.
wrote in the simultaneously She especially projected energy
stark ' and poignant vernacular in the patriotic "He Is There."
of love, life and idealism. The last two songs of the first
The first half of the concert half w "An Election", a
was devoted to Ives' songs; parody Mitorial on Harding's
Morris performed them well, election and "Waltz", the touch-
but she didn't seem to enjoy I ing vignette of little Annie Roo-
herself until the second half. ney's wedding day.
The concert opened with The second half of the con-
"General William Booth En- cert was superlative in every
ters Into Heaven", a song bas- aspect. The idea of presenting
ed on the Vachel Lindsay poem Leiber & Stoller in a classical
about the founder of the Salva- environment was creative in
tion Army., The song is usually itself. Artistic interpretation,
performed by a chorus with: coupled with Morris' sheer joy
soloists because it requires such in performing the songs, result-
a wide spectrum of timbres ed in a performance which was
and breadth of tone. Because a not only innovative but also en-
solo voice doesn't have the im-' tertaining.
pact of a chorus in these areas, Morris opened the section
"General William Booth Enters with "Yakety Yak", "Love Po-
Into Heaven" was probably the tion No. 9", "I'm a Woman"
least successful song on the and "Black Denim Trousers",.
first half of the program. with nostalgic staging and pre-
THE FIRST actual set of ciseness of lyrics which were
songs, including "Canon", "In never heard when the tunes
the Alley" and "Dreams", was were in the Top 40. In Morris'
composed during Ives' college and Bolcom's approach to the
days at Yale. Ives has "apolo- music s
malsc, ajuxtaposition of the

she responded to an enthusias-
tic audience with encores of
"Yakety Yak" and Ives'
"Waltz."

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masculine. Morris creativelys at rest in a ar by the door, my
circumvented this performance hair is at rest in a drawer" and
problembyenterrtisenaitas "reaching for the soap, my
problem by, iterpreting it as ;heart is ftili of hope."
being almost Annie Oakley- h
esque. "At the River" fit her In addition to the idealistic
voice very well, and during "Longings for a Simpler Time"
"The Se'er" she gave the a- and "I remember", Morris per-
dience a glimpse of the lumi- formed the light and comical
nous stage presence she would "Humphrey Bogart" and "Feel-
display throughout the second ing Too Good Blues". Closing
half. with the showstopping "Profes-
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