Independent Star-News from Pasadena, California on February 4, 1962 · Page 57
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HIUSIC MATTERS Clar-emanl Quartet Plays ' W_ / ^- - ·/ on Coleman Series T By Roy Copperiul HE CLARCMONT Quartet of New i'ork, remembered for its successful debut on the Colemnn series last year, will play today at 3:30 In the Pasa- dena Playhouse. It will replace the Smctana Quarlet, whoso American tour had to be cancelled due to Illness. In tribute to the Smelana Quartet, it will play the Quartet by Bohuslav M a r t i n u of Czechoslovakia, and also the WILSON AND HIGBEE PRESENT Your Entertainment Pleasure Pasadena Civic Aduitorium For At the STAN MIDGLEY Presenting His Color-Film "YELLOWSTONE, TETONS AND GLACIER" IN PERSON btjutty »t every turn. r huUali ind «n1H Wlur.Uln. Splint Trill. t Ctly--Rtd Lfrtfc H1|h- S»iw KIn| C*ulr LiH.~ ill CHy. Iht f»rth»jsV t PLUS THE COMPLETE WED. CCD "7 1962 ROSE PARADE 8:20 I CD* / All Seals R e s e r v e d -- Prices: $.75, 1,00, 1 .-25, 1.75 T H E O N E A N D ONUY SERGEI J. OENHAM, Diieelof NINA KOYtt KOKfiE ZOIITCtl KtLtKE TRttLIRE MX 6IIAIAIW ·MNl t««tt UlltrlH MK/l YYIOUKrV* RESERVATIONS AT BOX OFFICE -- SY 2-9473 PASADENA CIVIC AUDITORIUM TWO OUTSTANDING COLEMAN CONCERTS PASADENA PLAYHOUSE, SUNDAYS AT 3:30 P.M. Feb. 4--Claremont Quartet OF NEW YO»K Substituting' for 5m»fana QUOF|«| HAYDN, SCHUBERT, MARTINI), BEETHOVEN Feb. 25-NEW"YORK" $ PRO MUSICA Mulic of 1 4lh lo 16lh ccnfuri«s, 6 lingerl, 5 iniiiumenlaliilf Tickets $3.50 and $2.50 Advance Reservations, Co-lemon Chamber Music Assn. 46 N. Los Roblcs, Tasadena -- SY 3-5721 If any tickets are s t i l l a v a i l a b l e , t h e y w i l l be on sale at Playhouse box o f f i c e one week b e f o r e each concert. MARY B R A N A R T I S T SERIES PRESENTS ONLY ONE FERF. IN VERY UNUSUAL PROGRAM TUES., FEB.'G at 8:30 P.M. PHILHARMONIC AUDITORIUM TICKETS OH SAIt PHILHARMONIC AUD. BOX OFF. MA. 4-8401 SO. CAI1F. MUSIC CO MA 7-1248 ar.4 All MUTUAL AGENCIES ORDER NOW "MUSIC WITHOUT EQUAL OR ANY NEAR PABAILEL" ONCE IN A LIFETIME SUCK A CAmxr OF STARS IS FORMED AS THE FAMOUS Bacti Aria Group _ WITH f I JULIUS BAKER EILEEN FARRELL | ROBT. BLOOM NORMAN FARROW | MAURICE WILK JAN PEERCE · BERNARD 'GREENHOUSE CAROL SMITH ·WUL ULANOWSKY Willizm X. Scheldt, nireclir . WILSON AND HIGBEE PRESENT ~^~ ~^~ STAN MIDGLEY -- With His Color-Film "THE CANADIAN ROCKIES" W O U L D FAMOUS SCENEItY -- l U n f f . L a k e Louise. Jasper, L'olnmbla f c e f l e l d , M a l i g n e Lake, volio Valley, Emerald Lake . . . OFF THE ilEATEN I 1 A T M : Lake O'Hara. Tonqilln . . . Mt. Jtobson f'arlc, tpcctacular panoiamas . Valley, Lake, T u n i b l i n f c Glacier, w i l d animals, r e g u l a r prices, 1T 4-3277. FLLIS THE COMPLETE MON. EER C 1962 ROSE f A R A D E 8:20 TED. y SAN GABRIEL CIVIC AUD. AT 4-3277 JOSE GRECO IN A NEW ntOODAM 6 Performance! Only · Wilshire Ebell Theatre TUES., WED.. THURS., FRI--FEB. 20, 21, 22, 23 SAT. FEB. 24. Matinee 3 P.M. EVE. 8:30 P.M. Ticktli .n Salt t«t Offio. WC. t-llll, rirf MutVEil Aiini«t. A)A. r-)?4l. f»r V r ^ ""^ ±_'l"^L Beethoven Quurlel In F Minor. Op. 05, the Haydn Quartet in F, Opus 77, No. 2, a'ncl the scy- aratc n u a r ^et movement written 'by Schubert. The next Coleman concert will lefUuro the New York Pro Musica on Feb. 25. TFIE INTERNATIONALLY famous slars Nina Novak, George Zoiitch. Mulcnc Trai. line, J u a n Giuliano, Kugcnc Collins, and Nina Vyroubova will appear with the Ballet Russc tie Monte Carlo Feb. 13, in the Piisatlenn Civic Auditorium. The company includes 75 dancers and musicians under the direction of Sergei Denham. II t r a v e l s ' w i t h ils own scenery and lighting equipment, transported in two gigantic trailer trucks. The program will consist oE excerpts from "Giselle," "Pas do Deux," and "Scheherazade." A PROGRAM entitled "Vienna on Parade," featuring the world-renowned Deutschmci- slev Band under the direction of Capl. Julius-Herrmann, and including performances 'by singers, ballet dancers, and instrumental soloisls and ensembles, will b« presented at 8:30 Feb. 18 in the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse under.spon- sorship of the San Gabriel Valley Philharmonic Artists Association. The show has been hailed as an authentic reflection of the chai-m and .gaiety for which Vienna is 'beloved. Waltzes, marches, and operetta music associated with the city will be played in profusion. DR. CHARLES C. Hirt, professor of music at the University of Southern California, wil be the speaker at the Symphony Previews 'program al 11:15 a.m. Friday in the Bill more Hotel. He will discuss the program to be performed thai afternoon in the Philharmonic Auditorium by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Sir John Barbirolli, with David Frisina, concertmaster, as violin soloist. The program will consist 'Of Haydn's Symphony No. 98, Dvorak's Symphony No. 4, and IheProhoficff Violin Concerto. The preview lectures', sponsored by. the Jun.ior Philharmonic Committee and the Junior League bl Los Angeles, are free and open to'thc public. JOSEPHINE LOMBARDO of San Gabriel will play the title role in a performance of "Madame Butterfly" hy the West Coast Opera Company at 8:35 Friday and Saturday eve. nings in the Mira Costa Auditorium, M a n h a t t a n Beach. *· TflE 60-VOICE Choir of the West from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash., will appear in concert at 7M5 p.m. Saturday in Ihe Hill Avenue Grace Lulhcran Church Pasadena, under the direction of Gunnar J. Malmin. The choir is on a tour ol 20 cities in California, Oregon, and Washington. The program will Include church music classics, arrangements of familtar hymns, and contemporary secular works. What's New in THE SOUN T 1 OF K O W S K I AND -WAGNEK. ··nie'-Wnlhucrc: Act-111, Kicle .. of the 'Valkyries; .Tristan mill -IsoMc, Prohulc'itq Act 3; l)ns 'KlioliigoUl, Knlrniicc of Hie Gods into Viilliulln; Tann- hfinsor, 'Overture run) Vcn- ·uslrerg Mimic. HCA 'Victor L.U.2555. This record is as appropriately named as any 1 have ever listened to, and so far as records sound is concerned H is magnificent. Stokowski lias always been prone-to seek out moans--electronic or otherwise -- that would further the impact ol his own individual interpretation of Wngiicr's or, lor Iliat matter, any other music. The not result ol this readiness to innovalc, combined with the conductor's personal approach to some music, has occasionally led to instances of rather overblown interpretations :nnd distorted sound. Ne vert lie less, Stokowski and his early Philadelphia Symphony recordings did much to awaken interest in serious music in this country. To that extent we owe him and RCA a great debt. Tliis recording is notable in that it combines much of the old with some of :the best of the new. Stokowski's approach to the music may 'have mellowed but it remains individualistic. There are times when .you've never heard Stokowski so good; occasionally you've never 'heard Wagner so good! But always, one thing is certain: RCA Victor's collaboration is the best. This record would -'excel -as a 'demonstration record. --Jack Reuter. BACH: B Minor Muss. Sura mac Kwilich .and : Adele Addlson, sopranos; -Florence Kopleff, contralto; Mullory Walker, 'tenor; Ara Herbe- rlan, bass; and the Robert Shaw Chorale and-Orchestra conducted by -Robert Shaw. RCA VICTOR l,M-t157.. A new recording of what some consider the greatest piece o£ music ever written is always welcome, - even when the program notes by Philip L. Miller take pains to explain lhat the mass was not thought of as a single work by ils creator, that he wrote different sections of if at d i f f e r e n t times, and that he borrowed much from earlier cantatas in writing it. At any rate, il stands alone among all music, and Mr. Shaw's forces do il f u l l . justice. The B Minor Mass .Is gigantic, but It is here.performed by 29 . .instrumentalists, a chorus of 33, and .the .solo quintet. Many -of the. chorus .and the orchestra arc soloists ·in their own rights, and their 'talents shine .through -handsomely because of the small forces. The complexities of the ..music Itsejf were never 'better served. Miss Addison :ls easily the -best of the soloists, but the other four also bring honor upon themselves. The sound is slightly less than Ideal, but not enough so to prevent the impression thai all :the participants are not only in top form but also enjoying themselves tremendously. And who wouldn't enjoy himself, given such music to perform? - -Blain Hightower * ORIKG PIANO 'CONCERTO, Ai-tnr Rubinstein, with orchestra conducted :by Alfred Wnllonstoln, nnd'Encore Favorites. RCA Victor Red S«il LiH 2564J. Jtubinstean calls this, his fourih recording of the Grieg Concerto, the most ne.irly perfect he has made. Perhaps there remains little in the 'ciillc's poor .power to add or detract. A concerto, matching a single instrument against the full ·power of a symphony orchestra, .would seem to be a musical mismatch,-but this is not: the case. Most of .the great composers were also piano vir- 'tuosos who were not-disposed to cast the piano i n . a minor ·role. In any event, .the forceful ·musical personality .of 'Rubinstein doesn't.come out second- ·best in any match with an .orchestra. If any fault can ,be found with Rubinstein, it is that 'he sometimes succeeds too well, giving-the-listener the impression ·that he is 'leading the 'conductor. . The Grie'n Concerto, .like'the works ol T.s c:h ai k'O w s abounds with melody, .giving it the broadest listener appeal. Rubinstein plays the 'allegro movements witli typical dynamism and the adagio movement with sensitivity befitting "the w o r l d ' s last civilized man," as lie has been called. Encore favorites com'plele the second side of the record. These are familiar although the lilies may not be: Schumann's "Romance in F Sharp," V i 11 n-L o b o s' "Polichinclle," Liszt's "Valse Oubliee No. 1," Prokofieff's " M a r c h " "Love for Three Oranges" and Falla's "Ritual Fire -Dance." --Jim Marugg. -CO N C E R T5 , GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET P R E S.E NTS-: ' AT THE -- P A C 1 F 1 C THE FOUR FRESHMEN Americo'i Funniest Comedienne JACKIE 'MOMS' MABLEY -- Special Guest Star-NANCY WILSON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 r.M. TICKIT: 54.75, 3.75, 2.75. 2.00 AT So. Col. Muiic Co., 737 S. Hill SI., All Mutual Tkt«l Agencio, Muiic Cily Storei, U.S.C. Tiket Offic«, Beiry Grciiinueck, 927 E. 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