Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 11, 1976 · Page 79
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July 11, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 79

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Some platters made to break over knees TASHI PLAYS MESSIAEN, "Quartet for the End of Time," RCA Red Seal, ARL1-1567. Stereo. Tashi is a quartet on a kick. Its ' members--Peter Serkin, Ida Kavafian. Fred Sherry and Richard Stoltzman--have elected to hide their immense talents as musicians in favor of pioneering this particular work in concert halls throughout America. · Tashi appeared here last season for the Charleston Chamber Music Society. This work was on the program. It is a ghastly, bizarre composition that makes the blood run cold. I loathed it then and I loathe it now. A previously printed review outlined my revulsion at the entire concept .of expression utilized in "Quartet for the End of Time." This recording does nothing to allay that disgust. The album's centerfold shows the quartet members clad in casual dress (only slightly more casual than what they wore here in formal concert), and lolling about in what appears to be wilderness. They are smirking as if they know something we don't. What they don't know is that I intend to break this record over my knee. I suggest you do the same. Martha Smith REX, Original Cast Recording, Disc-cussion RCA Red Seal, ABLM683, Stereo. Unquestionably one of the biggest turkeys to roost on Broadway in some time. Rex is the musical interpretation of the exploits of HenryVIII. The score by Richard Rodgers is sort of ponderous Camelot, with all the fanfare, but none of the whimsical charm. Here, instead, is Nicol Williamson as Henry, warbling away in 4/4 time, sounding horribly uncomfortable, especially on the high notes. A bargain counter tenor of very modest gift. Unlike fine wine, which grows more valuable with age. Richard Rodgers seems here to have lost his flair, his style. It is as though, after Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Mutic and some 50 years of eloquent show music that he gave to the Broadway stage, Richard Rodgers is written out. Perhaps he has nothing more to say. or maybe the subject matter proved too great an obstacle. Whatever the reason, the great Rodgers could do worse than settle back to rest on his well-earned laurels. He remains king, despite Rex. Martha Smith llavo You Triod Lucas Old-Fashioned LET US BUILD YOUR W. VA. ROOM Porch Fnrmi Seasons Can be yours with on ^ ^_ ^Armaclad 1? Enclosure Check these features ·SOUDCORECONSTRUCTKW ·6 COLOR OPTIOMS--White, ton. gold, black, green, woodgrain · 4 WINDOW OPTIOHS-self storing, 1 LITE JALOUSIE-AWNING WINDOW CALL NOW FOR FREE ESTIMATE ALUMINUM AWNING SALES 680MacCORKLEAVLS.W.ATCOM.MT. ST.ALBANS.W.VA. ' : . :phonc72242Mor727.5846 Cincinnati Reds'Pete Rose will he making his ninth appearance in Major League Baseball's annual All- Star Came at 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 13 on ABC-TV. "DRAGONWYCK," (1946) **, with Gene Tierney and Walter Huston. Boring film about a mansion on the 1 Hudson River. Set about 1850. 3:20 p.m.. cable channel 2. "THE SHOCKING MISS PILGRAM," 10 p.m., cable channel 10. (See Monday TV Movies). "NIGHT OF THE LEPUS," (1972) **. We've had giant ants, evil rats, killer roaches and now. . .it's marauding rabbits. When an Arizona ranch is overrun with rabbits that are reproducing at an alarming rate, a serum is sought to curtail the birth boom. You guessed it. the experimental serum turns the rabbits into menacing killers. The live actors who play second fiddle to the twitching rabbit stars are Stuart Whitman. Janet Leigh, and Rory Calhourn. 12:30 a.m.. O CD. 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