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. 4-D THE NASHVILU TfNNESSEAN. Sunday. January 11. 1970 Ch erie By LOUS NICHOLAS Two recitals today are the week's musical events but next week w ill be a busy one with both Symphony and Community Concert offerings. Cberie Plant, vt Lawrence-burg, Tenn. will be presented in a senior organ recital in Hum Chapel, Peabody Col- The Music Scene R5 lege, today at 3:30 p.m.. assisted by Joyce Cattanarh, soprano, singing selections by Buxtehude and Bach. Annette Price will be at the organ for these, and Jane Kirchner and Dian? Harriss will play flutes. Anne Gamble Kennedy will appear in faculty piano recital ' at 8 p.m. in Fisk University Memorial Chapel playing: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Bach-Tausig; Appalachia Three Fiddle and Game Tunes, John W. Work; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales, Ravel: Bacarolle, Chopin; Sonata in B minor, Liszt. Anne Kennedy Mrs. Kennedy, who has been a member of the Fisk music faculty since 1950, was given her first piano lessons by her mother in Charleston, West Virginia. After study in the Junior Department at West Virginia State College under David Carroll and Theodore Phillips, she studied at Fisk for four vears with William D. Minor Labels Keep in Touch. By DONALD HENAHAN Tht New York Tirnw Newt Servic . NEW YORK, Jan 10 -T When grizzled record collectors converse, the name-dropping byplay can get a trifle estoeric, even when they go no further back in history than the long-play era. Minor labels, since the start of the LP period in 1948, have contributed enormously t o keeping the commercial monsters in touch with the needs and wants of the musical audience. Bach Guild, Soria, Haydn Society, Bartok and a hundred others prowled in paths that less-specialized labels later found it profitable to follow. Many of the brave little adventurers paid for their success, of course, by ending up in the belly of the whale, swallowed by larger companies. Now we see what may be a new phenomenon: the partial splitting off from the mother cell, as by sporifica-tion, of a group that has been recording for one of the giant labels. Rudolf Serkin and his fellow artists of the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, who have issued 15 disks in the "Music From Marlboro" series under the Columbia imprint, now have gone into business for themselves. They will continue to put out a couple of records a year for Columbia, but also will offer by mail order only and on a nonprofit basis a new series of stereo-disks on the January Super Sales (Continued From Page 3-D) if j'ou would wait to buy during sales. The store has got to get rid of the merchandise before the new season begins." At his store, each department buyer has a "mark down" budget for the year. She may use some of it at the sales after Thanksgiving but generally the customers' best buys are at the January sales. "SAY SHE has a $1,000 mark down budget. She wants to clear away as much of the old stock as possible to get ready for spring. It's up to her. She could sell one item for $1000 or reduce a 1,000 items to a $1, which is more than likely what she'd do, and the customers are the ones who benefit." During sales, stores are sometimes victimized but they are generally aware of it. "A woman returns three $7 shirts still in the cellophane that her husband got for Christmas and she says they are the wrong size. No, she doesn't want to exchange them for the right size, just her money back. "THESE SAME shirts are on sale this day, three for $10. After a while she'll make her way back to the shirt counter and will often buy the same three shirts, they're really brazen about it, thus making herself a tidy $11 profit." We lime The MW DOC SEVERIHSEN TRUMPET John C. Miller Co. 1517 i Church St., Phone 255-S60J Plant Allen, graduating Cum Laude, and with departmental honors. Shs won competitive scholarships at the Oherlin Conservatory of Music, studying with the Conservatory Pi r e c t o r, Dr. Frank Shaw, and later with John Elvin. In New York City she studied with Ray Lev. She has loured widely, including a Carribean tour in 1955 during which she played for heads of state in Kingston, Jamaica; the Virgin Islands; and Port-au-P r i n c e, Haiti, where she gave a command performance before President and Mrs. Paul Magloire. During 15 years as accompanist and piano soloist with BERNADETTE GREEVY, Irish contralto sings for Community Concert members Sunday. January 18, at 2:30 p.m. Marlboro Recording Society Label. Mischa Schneider is artistic director of the project. The disks are available at $6.50 each, including postage and handling, from the Marlboro Recording Society, 1430 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19102. Frank Salomon, one of the Vermont festival's managers who is helping to administer the new project, says the society merely hopes to supplement the Columbia disks, and will not be in direct competition with the parent company. A work will be recorded only "if the musicians like the way a performance went, and if they feel it can be an addition to the catalogue." The first release of four disks, containing nine works, offers little that can be considered standard repertory, although several items are masterpieces and all are well known in specialized circles. The Brahms Serenade in A (Op. lfi), with Pablo Casals conducting, leads off (MRS-1), in a performance that typifies the Marlboro style: intimate, loving and intensely songful. On the same disk are two works composed by Mozart at the age of 7, the Sonatas in A (K. 12) and F (K. 13). Although usually listed as being for violin and piano, the sonatas are heard here with an ad lib cello part, following the trio-sonata practice of the 13lh century. The store doesn't worry too much about all this hanky-panky because "now she feels she's made $11 and will no doubt spend her ill-gotten gain, and more besides, at the store." According to statistics, a customer buys five times the amount he'd planned to spend when he comes to the store. FRIGHTENING thought! 1 must learn to control my "splurge buying" syndrome." However, on the subject of sales, Macy's says that 80' of what they sell isn't advertised or specially priced. Harvey's store has noted one phenomenon that doesn't happen every day during sales but happens regularly, hot weather or cold. LADIES faint. "We don't know what's the cause but we have theories. We think the ladies rush to get the husband and kiddies out of the house. They skip breakfast. They rush to town and from store to store to take advantage of the bargains and skip lunch. Around two o'clock they begin falling out, usually when they come in from the cold to the heated store or from the heat to the air conditioning. "The clerks near the doors have learned to watch for fainting symptoms and will lead the ladies to the cosmetic counter where there is a place for them to sit and we keep a bottle of smelling salts. Besides it's such a pleasant place to regain consciousness, all those heavenly scents." Doubtless, the ladies would rather see "Chanel No. 5, V2 price today." I 1 4 M Plays the Fisk Jubilee Singers, she travelled throughout the United States, Nassau, and Europe with them performing with them on TV and radio in London. Paris, Brussels, The Hague, Milan, Lisbon, etc. Goldberg Variations Recorded by By LOUIS NICHOLAS Charles Rosen is a scholar of high attainments as well as an exceptionally well-equipped pianist. His recording of The Last Keyboard Works of J. S. Bach The Art of Fugue, the Goldberg Variations, and the two Ricercars from A Musical Offering (Odyssey 32 3fi 0020) is not merely alile, hut highly admirable both in con- Sampling Records reption and execution. These strongly intellectual works set forth with the utmost clarity of technique and lucidity of thought. His performance of the Goldberg Variations is quite sober bcskle the sparkling and even more impeccable account of the work by Glenn Gould (Columbia), and now and then there is a momentary and accountable slackening of pace or a lack of firmness in the rhythmic impulse in a slow The performing lineups in the Brahms and in the Mozart sonatas are characteristically Marlboro, blending experience and youth. The sonatas are played by Rudolf Serkin, piano; Pina Carmirelli, violin, and David Cole, cello. They discover surprising substance in these early pieces without inflating them beyond their pretensions. Except for one performance, of Boccherini's Quintet in F Minor (Op. 42, No. i), which was recorded in Columbia's east side studios the r e , everything on the first four Marlboro recording society disks originated at the festival. Most of the performances were recorded live, although two chamber works of Schoenberg, conducted by Leon Kirschner, were put on tape after concerts. The Bocchenni Q u i n I e I BRADFORD'S 4100 hillsboro 32 when ..-('.'v. ... ;".!;:' .. .:' ' - : .... .---. . fj L -' I -wo. M I V A , AAs - h.V f: 'A. K ,Ki ' ? - fwg- i f. jjgaag-.,, J ' 1, 'I 'V J VW&r-iJ ' " i , v w :ai & i v; a ,a j mmm w ' . Buxtehude and Bach at Peabody She has also done many duo-piano recitals with her husband, Matthew Kennedy. Bernadette Greevy Next Sunday brings a particularly attractive and promis section. Rut these are very slight blemishes on an achievement of very high rank indeed. Walter Giescking's Debussy was considered fabulous in his lifetime. Though recorded in the early 1950's, his accounts of Books I and II of the Preludes, the Children's Corner Suite arrd the Suite Bergamasque are still sheer tonal magic in their evocation of the shifting tints and images of Debussy's aural impressions (Odyssey 32 3fi 0021 ). The mono pound has not been tampered with. Do you like luscious tunes? Brilliant piano acrobatics? Great elegance in performance? The manners and air of a more spacious and gracious time? If your answer is "yes," jou'll love Earl Wild's performance of Xaver Seharwenka's Concerto No. 1 in IJ-flat minor (1ST") with (he Boston Symohony Orchestra under Erich Lcinsdorf (RCA LKC-30S0). And his solo perlormance shares a disk (MRS-2) with Schoenberg's Suite (Op. 29), and it is enlightening to hear how similar in some respects is the approach in both works. In Schoenberg's Serenade (Op. 24), also conducted by Kirschner, we have t h e serenade done as a comfortable, ingratiating piece, with none of the purposely abrasive attacks and stiff avoidance of subtlety that some musicians feel represent a genuine Schoenberg style. Joining the serenade on this disk (MRS-3) is Schubert's Introduction and Variations (Op. KiO) for piano (Serkin) and flute (Paula Sylvester). The Schubert Variations, on his song "Trockne B lumen," throw a stiff challenge at Miss Sylvester's virtuosity and she handles it superbly, even when the writing takes a wildly llorid turn. road courtesy parking in front jrienJi come to visit... L 4 mtf j ing offering to Community Concert members, for Bernadette Greevy, young Irish contralto, will appear in recital at War Memorial Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. This lovely young woman of Balakireff's Reminiscences of Glinka's Opera "A Life for the Tsar," Medtner's Im-provision, Op. 31, No. 1, and d'Albert's Scherzo, Op. 16, CHARLES ROSEN Scholarly pianist No. 2 is sometimes almost incredible, sounding as if he must have twice ten fingers. In the same vein is the first release in the Raymond I.ewenthal Romantic Revival Series (Columbia MS 7252). Levventhal plays Adolf von Honselt's 1844 Concerto in F minor, and Liszt's Totcntanz (1839-1865) with virtuosos sweep, and adds a bonus record on which he explains and illustrates how he arrived at his version of the latter by omitting a bit of Li.szt's final version and adding a deal of striking material from the first version. Charles Mackerras conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in performance that lias much that is striking and beautiful, if it is not on quite the level of the above. Muzio Clementi is remembered mainly as one of the busy 19th century manufacturers of piano studies, hut Lamar Crowson's recording (Editions de L'Oiseau-Lvre SOL 306 and 307) of two volumes of his Piano Sonatas proves that he wrote for his instrument w ith n o t a b 1 c clarity, freshness, and a con furniture carpets draperies Do- ecauie if on re not too as much dccoralin tin q (brad ford's can ojjer unlit assurance that -ma lo neip you, ij I'inisliincf touch, that is JJaviS araciouS Giapede . . .furniture i If, who has recorded for Argo and London Records, won major singing awards at music festivals in Ireland and England, and has gone to successes in recital, in choral works, and as soloist with ciseness that pleased even Beethoven. Crowson is a finely equipped pianist, and plays these delightful works with crystalline articulation, sparkling tone, and unflagging rhythmic zest, as well as constantly expressive coloration. One of the country's most formidably equipped pianists, Beveridge Webster, plays "Piano Music of Berg, Schoenberg and Webcrn's on Dover IICR-ST-7285 with impressive technical mastery as well as uncommon communicative power. Berg's Sonata, Op. 1 ; Schoenberg's Three Pieces for Piano, Op. 11, Six Little Pieces for Tiano, Op. 19, and Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 23: and Webcrn's Variations for Piano, Op. 27. are all landmarks in the 20th century piano solo literature. Alexander Toherepnin: Concertos for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 26 and No. 5, Op. 96. The composer at the piano, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik, 'conductor. DGG 139 379. No. 5 has a great deal more individuality than the well-tailored and pleasant No. 2, and the piano part is much more closely integrated into the orchestral fabric. The composer has a technique that easily encompasses all the dif- Musc of Week Today Cherrie Plant, organist (Senior recital), Hume Chapel, George Peabody College for Teachers, 3:30 p.m. Anne G a m b I e Kennedy, pianist (Faculty recital), Memorial Auditorium, Fisk University, 8 p.m. Next Sunday Bernadette Greevy, contralto (Community Concert Assn.), War Memorial Auditorium, 2:30 p.m. Evensong f o r Epiphany. Christ Episcopal Church, 5 p.m. accessories decorating you ckA& tb cboi layout b&djwn... d oj- the waii it loohs? Lfour hedn pron a tten t ion as the showrooms if on ji tu i on nt rni in re in a mi I i ,i it iiou nave purchased the ptircn ijou wis our coitr esij mahei anif room a masterpiece. f So fid Arench rr ro vi net at that .11 I can indeed inak make orchestras throughout western Europe. Last season she made her North American debut, singing in recital and with orchestras in Canada and the United States, but her current Charles ficulties in both works, and Kubelik and the Orchestra join in performances that seem just about ideal. Though based on a nine note scale, No. 2, no less than No. 5, seem quite "tonal." Glenn Gould continues with his always clear as crystal and bracingly vital recordings of the Bach solo keyboard concertos. With Nos. 2 in E major and 4 in A major, he lacks only No. 6 to complete Perl man Plays Lab's Symphonie ll.hak Perlman, who played Lalo's Symphonie Espagnoic with the Nashville Symphony season before last, has recorded this colorful work with the London Sumphony Orchestra Vord Game Today's lest: ( B R A W I, EI) ) Average mark 41 Time limit 60 minutes Can you find 50 or more dictionary" wards in BRAWLED? The list will be published tomorrow. RILES: Words must be four or more letters. Words which acquire four letters by addition of "s" such as "hats" and "ea's" are not permissible. Only one form of a word is used. Proper na'ii's are not permitted. Friday's Word - RIVPTINT rent rein reiqn reniq rivmcj ntf rinq ri vf i'-intle inert mvi'i; intr- invert if.?r vent vein vert V:nr Virqin vier tern tine linn . id ti'':i:) l.i" t rr lr-"" i (A Bell -.VkClurr SvnrinHtf I r.ilini I PIANOS Rental-Purchase Plan DONELSON MUSIC CENTER, INC. 2519 Lcb.inon Rd. Tel. 883-2324 hours: 9-5:30 six days open house de room deserves in ijonr Home. a , ft suite, for aim or aim size beat room, i , i ,i a vem best and the (nimficsL I . . (i custom destanina for a a I Uiie group sh In walnu group, id o ijour h iiou prou j i tour is a much more extensive one. She is one of the distinguished list of artists on the international scene who have won the Harriet Cohen International Award for Outstanding Artistry. Rosen the tally of the seven (Columbia MS 7294). In the rapid movements, his tempi seem immutable as fate, his approach somewhat impersonal, but never cold or disinterested. In the slow movements he varies touch, tone and phrasing excitingly. Vladimir Golschmann, directing the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, always undcrgirds and amplifies the keyboard instrument in perfect sympathy. under the direction of Andre Previn (KCA LSC-3073) with sensuous richness of lone, elegance of style and ir-rcssistible rhythmic elan. lie adds the very demanding gypsy rhapsody which Ravel called "Tzigane," bringing to it the same i m p e c able technical command a d flawless intonation t a t characterize the Lalo, along with an impassioned fire and abandon that is still always controlled. RCA Victrola is broadening its Immortal Performances series to include instrumentalists, an no finer candidate could be found for inclusion than cellist Emanuel Feuer-maniK VIC-1 176 K See . . KURTZ Piano & Organ Co. FOR . 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