Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 3, 1969 · Page 114
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r- rr the Arizona Republic .'(•'••,.. o Phoenix, Thnrs., April 3,1969 Cliburn technique impeccable Mary turns diabetes into chic career ''•• By BINA BREITNER Republic Music Critic Pianist Van Cliburn departed twice last night from his scheduled program in Grady Gammage Auditorium. The : first departure was his performance of our national anthem to open the concert and . ;the second was the substitution of Chopin's Sonata No. 2 j(B-flat minor, Op. 35), with | its funereal third movement, for the Brahms "Variations and Fugue on a Theme by i Handel," Op. 24, as a special ? tribute to the late President Eisenhower. The entire concert was, for Cliburn, subdued. He started f late, showed almost no emotion in face ar body movements, and bowed only •briefly to healthy applause from a full house of 3,000. I j "was unable to stay until the I concert's end (deadline pro, .tiibited it), but one may as- t-sume whatever encores fol- ; flowed an almost certain {] standing ovation were del' livered with the same muted *';. intensity. stay for the concluding Ravel "Toccata.") And the single work (No. 5 from the "Etudes-Tableaux," Op. 39) by Rachmaninoff—who, along with Tchaiskowsky, has been Cliburn's most successful source of performance — emerged as simultaneously heavy and nervous. Perhaps it was an off night— though the sheen was there. Perhaps the death of Eisenhower last Friday temporarily dislodged Cliburn. Perhaps— hopefully not—his senses have been jatied or overly influenced by a Hollywood plastic glamor. Two more comments, in Cliburn's favor. The piano was slightly out of tune and downstairs close to the stage; it sounded fine at the back. And, whether by his request or by fortunate accident, the house lights remained on and he played without spotlight. For once a performance seemed, as they do in Europe, real. It brought Cliburn closer to the audience—and the 3,000 ardent fans in Gammage last night were probably grateful for that. 1 hope he feels better soon. By WAYNE WARGA Los Angeles Times Service HOLLYWOOD - When her doctor told her she was a diabetic, Mary Tyler Moore — at that particular moment in a rather bumptious stage of her career — bellowed: "What do you mean? I'm not frail or sickly. I'm full of energy. I'm too healthy. It can't happen to me." Then she turned emotional. "I'm disciplined," she said. "I always know my lines. I consider myself professional. But the thought of adding a special discipline to my personal life as a diabetic was just too much. Intellectually I knew what to do, emotionally I refused. "I spent the next couple of months sneaking cookies, then sitting in the parking lot and eating them. I knew I was two weeks from a coma When In Tempt $»op at PRANK'S for Lunch • Dinner • Cocktails 1015 W. Broodwoy. Tempc and I didn't care." That was seven months ago. The career is now back in full gear (she's doing pictures back-to-back and a television special April 13 on CBS) and so is Mary Tyler Moore. Since she's stuck with diabetes, she's decided to turn it into a chic disease. ^^j^^^^^r^^^i^^^^ FOLKS—JOE A WALDL BANJO, PIANO—SINS-A. LON& FORMERLY With Various Pino Parlors NOW AT SHIPWRECK LOUNGE TMURS. • PRI. - SAT. 2037 I. McDowell—252-0175 SPECIAL! Thursday Only An Old Fashioned Favorite Corn Beef 'n Cabbage Soup or Salad CrfjCC BROOKSHIRES Corner 16th St. & E. McDowell 3rd St. & Dunlap Open 24 Hours Dolly The lanky blond pianist, won international stand- j. ing with first prize at the [. International Tchaikowsky '' Competition in Moscow in I.. 1958, is now 34. His repertoire * —once a sore point with many I t critics—has been greatly ex- J-panded. His technique, shim»,' mering and facile, is impecc- t; able. His dynamic range and control of touch are admir- r £ able. > But something fundamental i is missing. Van Cliburn, born * Harvey Lavan Jr. in Shreve- v port, La., on July 12, 1934, has f; either lost or stopped using > his contact with musical A depth. *. Taneiev's "Prelude and \ -Fugue in G-sharp minor" was 'a flashy opener in which performance didn't do justice to romantic feeling, particularly in the slower prelude. Beethoven's Op. 31 sonata (E-flat, No. 3) was, frankly, a deadening disappointment. •Here, as in the Chopin, Cliburn seemed unable to listen to the music's innate commands of pace and breathing. The shorter pieces which followed the intermission received the same glamorous— 'truly exciting — technical assurance and were neglected ""similarly in interpretation. The performances were not wooden; they had shape and a rather speeded up balance. But Debussy's "Reflets dans 1'eau" and "Feux d'artifice" lacked delicacy, as did Ravel's "Jeux d'eau." 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