The oboe is one of the most obdurately difficult of the wind family to master. At 30, the Swiss player Heinz Holliger, who played in Bulawayo last night accompanied by Edith Picht-Axenfeld, is without doubt already a virtuoso of the first rank.
The work shown at the current exhibition of the Bulawayo Art Club sustains a higher general level of quality than in most previous years.
Competence is evident; the disappointment is that there is not much work to delight the senses or to challenge the imagination. Continue reading “Exhibition has a higher quality”
The standard of Bulawayo Municipal Orchestra’s playing under Hugh Fenn at the City Hall last night provided a further eloquent plea for the orchestra’s survival.
Israeli pianist Mindru Katz’s total involvement in the music he is playing makes his performance (City Hall, Bulawayo, last night) often as urgent and intense as the act of composition must have been.
Seven proficient young soloists playing last night with the Bulawayo Municipal Orchestra under conductor Hugh Fenn engendered ample confidence in Bulawayo’s musical future.
The Rhodesian Academy of Music’s monthly lunch-hour concert at Bulawayo City Hall yesterday featured pupils who gained first-class awards in the recent Eisteddfod.
Elsie Hall, a remarkable South African pianist, was soloist at the Bulawayo Music Club’s monthly meeting last night.
Every significant artist since time began has something of the anarchist. Imitation of what others have already said is only craft. Art is the single-minded crystallization of a wholly personal vision, answerably only to its own sense of relevance. This is true equally of the executant as the creator.
The genius of Mozart is so multi-faceted that arguments can be made for wide diversities of interpretation.
The St. John’s Singers, conducted by Hugh Fen with Leslie Owens (organ) performed Charles Wood’s setting of the St. Mark Passion at St. John’s Cathedral last evening.