The Michigan Daily Friday, March 18, 1988 Pag.'
legend in the making?
By Michael Fischer
I've never quite forgiven myself
for missing Andr6s Segovia's last
concert appearance in Ann Arbor. It
was only a couple of years ago, in
what ultimately proved to be the fi-
nal area concert of the pioneering
world-master of the classical
Spanish guitar. The man was in his
90s at the time, still touring avidly,
and it was all too obvious that such
energy could not last forever.
When Segovia died a few months
ago, I couldn't help but feel that a
musical age had passed forever, had
} slipped through my fingers. But with
tonight's concert performance by
Christopher Parkening, I expect to
finally receive a reprieve of sorts. It
will be a chance, perhaps, to witness
a new age in classical guitar unfold-
Considered by guitar aficionados
to be this country's top virtuoso, not
to men-tion one of the world's three
finest players, Parkening has, over
the last 20 years or so, built a
reputation so il-lustrious that he has
appeared with some of the most
prestigious symphony orchestras in
Europe as well as the United States.
In regular tours across the nation
every season, Parkening balances
such orchestral visits with a wide
array of solo recital appearances, such
as to-night's - shows that typically
draw rave reviews. The San Francisco
Chronicle called him "a prince
among guitarists, a musician of
genuine warmth and intellect,
magnificently exciting." The Los
Angeles Times said that "Parkening
brought it off in a manner suggesting
that other virtuoso - Segovia."
The demand for his concerts attests
to a degree of acclaim that can be
earned only through years of study
and artistic vision - earned, never-
theless, with a lit-tle help from a
legend. Parkening began to play at
age 11 and went on to study at the
University of Southern California.
He was soon studying with famed
masters - one of which was
Segovia him-self. After taking
master instruction in California and
Spain, Parkening's later efforts
prompted his former mentor to
declare that "Christopher Parkening
is a great artist - one of the most
brilliant guitarists in the world."
Such praise comes in part from to
the success gained by a large cata-
logue of top-selling classical albums.
Releasing his first classical- and
Spanish-style LPs in 1968, Parken-
ing later did his own transcriptions
Lookout For Hope
Frisell is the reigning master of
air brush guitar. The images may be
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they are beau-tiful.
This is an album of cool, drifty
jazz in an unusual quartet setting
that features Hank Roberts' cello
alongside Frisell's guitars and a
rhythm section. Add a wit-ty reading
of Thelonious Monk's "Hack-
ensack" and great ECM production
and the result is "non-industrial light
-Marc S. Taras
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And if the rising acclaim of this
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... studied under AndrEs Segovia
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column for insight on this legendary ivory tinkler.
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SEVENTH ANNUAL MICHIGAN COLLOQUIUM
EMOTIONS -IN ART
Friday, March 18, The Michigan League,
the Henderson Room
1:00 pm PATRICIA GREENSPAN, Department of
Philosophy, The University of Maryland
"EXPLAINING EMOTIONAL MOTIVATION:
GRIEF AND 'SUBJECTION' TO EMOTION"
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