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Spanish-flavored second theme. This
was followed by another of Grandos'
works, the Danza Espanola No. 10. This
was a happier, more lively work than
the last, with a mariachi-type lilt. Both
pieces displayed the folk-song quality
often found in Spanish music.
The modern Fantasia (1957) by
Gerhard was next. Bream's proficient
technique was evident in this piece,
especially in the dissonant chordal
passages. A short piece, its tonalities
were "very modern, though somewhat
Rodrigo's Invocation et Danse, writ-
ten in 1961, was a much better example
of modern music than the Gerhard. The
Invocation alternated an ethereal,
other-worldly beginning, not unlike
Stravinsky, with a short, anticipatory
Spanish theme. The Danse combined a
moving, tonal section with sudden,
unexpected dissonances. Unfor-
tunately, Mr. Bream was occasionally
accompanied by Hill Auditorium's an-
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ever Skinny Ties and Dark
Glasses Are Found.
Look For It Starting October 27th
out of town?
Check the hlailjy
cient heating system during the
Two works by Albeniz ended the con-
cert, Cordoba and Torre Bermeja. Both
were lyrical, unabashedly emotional
works with a very Spanish flavor.
Bream's intonation between registers
of a melody in octaves was nothing
short of wonderful.
After a tumultuous standing ovation,
Bream graciously consented to play
two encores, a Mazurka by Brazilian
composer Villa Lobos and the Prelude
fr6m Bach's first cello-suite. The
mazurka was lively and dance-like, full
of little rubatos and delays that worked
very well. Unfortunately, the piece
lacked passion, once again due to the
unrelenting constraint. The cello
prelude was a very suitable transcrip-
tion for guitar. It was presented in a
very puristic manner, characteristi=
cally precise without being dull or i-%
sufficient, but then this quality marked
all of Bream's playing.
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not entering the race, he was convinced
he would do it.
IN IDAHO, Frank Church was
gearing up for another rough .re-
election campaign. It was his fifth
campaign. None of them had been easy
and this one looked like the toughest
ever. Rep. Steve Symms, a conser-
vative Republican, was getting help
from right-wing organizations that
mounted a powerful attack on the
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations for his support of the Panama
Canal treaties and of SALT II.
Church, chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, was
campaigning when the call came from
Secretary of State Cyrus Vance that
U.S. intelligence had reported a Soviet
combat brigade was in Cuba.
The senator called a news conference
in Boise to demand the Soviet troops be
withdrawn. He linked the troops to
SALT II and said, "In my judgment the
Senate will not ratify the SALT treaty
while Russian combat troops are in
SUDDENLY CARTER'S hopes for
a big victory on SALT was gone.
Ronald Reagan also would demand
the Soviet troops leave Cuba. But he
wouldn't link it to SALT II. He had op-
posed the treaty from the beginning.
The men around the former Califor-
nia governor were busy putting
together the organization he needed for
one last try for the White1House.
,REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS could
smell blood and the field of contenders
for the GOP presidential nomination
was growing rapidly.
Rep. Phil Crane, a conservative
Republican from Illinois, had jumped
into the race in August 1978. His theory
was that Reagan was too old and would
be knocked off early, nd then his
followers would gravitate to Crane.
Of more concern to Reagan was
Senate Republican leader Howard
Baker of Tennessee, an articulate
moderate. John Connally was regarded
as a threat but not likely to be able to
overcome his ties to Richard Nixon.
George Bush was dismissed as lacking
any real political base.
THE FIRST TEST of the Carter-Ken-
nedy contest came in Florida early in
October with non-binding precinct
caucuses. Largely meaningless, except
for symbolic value, the caucuses drew
strong attention from White House
political operatives who were deter-
mined to avoid an embarrassing loss to
Kennedy, who had not yet announced
Carter won handily. Kennedy
dismissed the Florida caucuses and
pointed to the Iowa caueuses on Jan. 21,
the first real step toward picking
national convention delegates.
Then, on Nov. 4, Iranian militants oc-
cupied the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and
took the occupants prisoner. They
demanded that Shah Mohammad Reza
SPahlavi, who had come to the United
States for medical treatment, be retur-
ned to Iran for trial.
THREE DAYS LATER, in Boston's
Fanauil Hall, Kennedy formally laun-
ched his campaign.
The Kennedy campaign was over-
shadowed from the beginning by the
hostages. The senator was convinced
that the real issue was Carter's han-
dling of the economy, but the hostages
nevertheless dominated public opinion.
Carter said the hostage crisis preven-
ted him from campaigning. He pulled
out of a debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
THE REPUBLICANS did debate in
the Iowa-capital-all except Reagan,
who accepted Sears' view that the
front-running Reagan could only be
hurt in such a confrontation.
Iowa proved a jolt to both Kennedy
and Reagan. Carter, whose standing in
the polls had soared after the hostage
crisis, trounced the senator. Bush, who
had campaigned hard in the state,
edged Reagan, who hadn't.
The campaign moved to New Ham-
pshire, site of the first primary.
BUSH CLAIMED Iowa had given him
momentum that would carry him to the
nomination. Reagan, fighting back,
criss-crossed the state by bus, shaking
hands, answering questions.
When the returns rolled in on Feb. 26,
it was Bush's turn to be stunned. It
was a Reagan landslide. Once again,
Carter trounced Kennedy.
From there on, Carter and Reagan
never were really challenged. A series
of Southern state primaries, followed.
by Illinois, gave both men insurmoun-
IN LATE APRIL, Carter ordered a
daring commando raid to rescue the
hostages in Iran, only to abort the
mission short of Tehran when three of
eight helicopters failed in the Iranian
Primary season prepared to give way
to convention time. Carter said the
Iranian and Afghanistan' crises were
under control and announced he would
When the Republican convention
convened in Detroit in July, Reagan
had long since locked up the nomination
and was moving to close party ranks.
CARTER ALSO, HAD enough
delegates to win the Democratic
nomination in New York City in August,
but Kennedy refused to give up. He
campaigned for a rule that would per-
mit delegates to ignore the primary
results and vote for whomever they
He argued that Carter's brief rise in
the polls had vanished, that the
president was looking like a sure loser
Kennedy lost the rules fight, and he
and Carter finally made an uneasy
peace. The president gave Kennedy
what he wanted on the Democratic plat-
form and the senator endorsed Carter.
SO BEGAN THE general election
Reagan's big lead in the polls began
to shrink. John Anderson, the
Republican congressman from Illinois
campaigning as an independent, was
attracting support from young people
and disaffected Democrats. Carter
strategists feared Anderson would cost
them key states in what looked like a
Reagna invaded Carter's native
South, where the Californian's conser-
vative views always had been popular.
THE MAIN BATTLEGROUND,
though, was the big industrial states of
the Northeast and the midwest, plus Texas,
Florida, and California.
Reagan took dead aim on
traditionally Democratic voters, a
strategy many thought foolish. He
plugged away, trying to keep the focus
of the campaign on inflation, high in-
terest rates, and unemployment, par-
ticularly in the automobile and steel in-
Carter kept the focus on Reagan. He
said the Republican nominee was anti-
union, that he had opposed civil rights
legislation and that he was advocating
a nuclear arms race.
POLLS SHOWED the race a virtual
The candidates debated about
debating, Carter insisting Anderson be
excluded from the first debate, Reagan
insisting the independent be included.
With the war-and-peace issue begin-
ning to hurt Reagan, his advisers
decided he would have to debate Carter
to show a huge audience that he was a
reasonable man who wouldn't blow up
THEY DEBATED Oct.. 28 in
Cleveland, a week before Election Day.
Reagan accomplished exactly what
he wanted. Post-debate polls indicated
Carter's momentum was halted.
REAGAN SEEMED on his way to the
White House. The only thing left that.
could stop him was what he often called
an "October surprise," some Carter ac-
tion that would free the hostages and
rescue the president at the polls.
It came Nov. 1. The Iranian
Parliament announced its terms for
release of the Americans and the
Tehran government appeared anxious'
to resolve. the standoff, partly to get
military spare parts and funds frozen in
the United States. Both were needed for
Iran's waf- against Iraq.
But the hostages didn't come home by
Election Day, and the hopes that had
built for two weeks only fanned the
Carter's dream of a second term was
CINEMA GUILD Presents Tonight
Playing down from an academy leader base, this film probes the Byzantine
surface of Los Angeles. Masked in, detective genre clothing, it self-destructs
customary narrative fors to eat into th6 heart of Hollywood: Capitalist
motivations of money, split book, the diversions of fiction the falsifications
of mass media. It skitters between Dragnet and Godraul. 7:00 & 9:00 at
LORCH HALL OF FILM.
Thursday: Hitchcock's I CONFESS
Rarely Shown and Well-Done
PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)*
When an actress (Liv Ullmann), who has recently become
mute, is put in the care of a nurse (Bibi Andersson) at a lonely
beach cottage, the relationship between the two women de-
velops into a desperate dual of identities. "Bergman's film is
profoundly upsetting, at moments terrifying. It relates the
horror of the dissolution of personality . . ."-Susan Sontag.
Swedish, with subtitles. (81 min.) 7:00 and 9:00
WED., NOV. 12 MLB 3
TARANTULA (Jack Arnold, 1955)
One of the best monster movies ever made. A typical story of
radiation-mutation giants, Tarantula features an intelligent
script, plus amazing special effects, to make a fun, but scary
movie. Leo G. Carroll (of Man from Uncle fome) is the mad
scientist who unleashes the giant arachnid on the world. (80
min.) 7:00 and 10:20
CREATURE FROM THE
(Roger Cormon, 1957)
A put-on of both monster movies and Casablanca, Creature
from the Haunted Sea is a story about thieves in Cuba who
invent a "monster" to scare away prospective victims ... only
to fing1 a real monster looking for them. In the some realm as
A Bucket of Blood and Little Shop of Horrors. (72 min.) 8:40
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"At least 99% of the time he makes you feel
that you are finally hearing the perfect per-
formance of whatever he may be playing.
There is no aggressiveness, no affectation;
it is simply all there, with everything per-
fectly in place and precisely fitted together."
Los Angeles Times. Thursday, 8:30.
Soloist, recording artist, teacher and
musicologist, Kenneth Gilbert enjoys an en-
compassing career recognized throughout
the international concert world. Of his many
recordings, notable are the Six French Suites
of Bach, the Eight "Great" Suites of Handel,
and the complete works of Couperin and of
Rameau. Saturday, 8:30.
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The Feld Ballet
Mon. Tues. Wed.,
"Although Feld's style changes from ballet
to ballet his creative character remains con-
sistent. Similarly, although the personnel of
his troupe may vary from time to time, the
basic image of the Feld dancer - individual,
athletic, musical and zippy - remains the
same." Clive Barnes, New York Times.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:00.