Sunday TV focus in the arts in Rhodesia
The Bulawayo Chronicle. Date unknown.
Mr Marshall Baron and other leading figures on the local art scene are to figure in the first of a
new series of live programmes which will be transmitted from the Bulawayo studio or RTV this
The programme is called CRITIQUE and promised to present a discussion on art in a novel and
The emphasis in this and in future programmes in the same series (seven in all), will be on the
arts in Rhodesia.
The Arts Council, which already plays a leading role here in its
encouragement of the talents, will be cooperating in these productions.
Each programme will last 40 minutes. Music and the theatre are among the subjects to be
included. Not only will there be discussion and criticism, there will also be snatches of drama,
song, music and even an artist at work.
The first in the series, being produced by Graham Ross, is at 4.15 this afternoon.
TELEVISION … by Monitor
Critique made a good start
Bulawayo Chronicle. Date unknown.
YOU may or may not agree with what is perpetrated on canvas or in stone in the name of
modern art, but you cannot escape the fact that the discussion featured in the first of the
Sunday afternoon RTV programmes, CRITIQUE is stimulating.
Gramham Ross is to be congratulated on his presentation, and the young members of his
discussion group are to be commended with equal heartiness for the fact that they needed no
“prodding” to keep the ball of argument kicking briskly back and forth.
I note their names because they deserve recognition: Helen Leros, Jane Snow, Malcolm
Stephens, Marshall Baron and Tony Pitch.
Some of the comment may have been way over the heads of non-artistic viewers but the whole
thing was handled brightly, intelligently and with an unusual amount of plain speaking.
My only criticism is that there should have been more comment, if only very briefly, upon the
pictures, etc., glimpsed in the studion
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.
Continue reading “Youngsters impress at concert”
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.
Continue reading “Mindru Katz plays with intensity”
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.
Continue reading “Brilliance on the oboe”
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.
Continue reading “Eloquent plea by musicians”
Diploma students from the Rhodesian Academy of Music provided an entertaining lunch-hour recital at Bulawayo City Hall yesterday.
Continue reading “Student recital pleases”
What sort of criteria does one apply when evaluating the merits of one string quartet as against another? So many things are relevant – the members’ individual capacities as musicians, their unanimity of attack, quality of tone, temperamental compatibility, unity of concept about the shaping of a phrase, the unfolding of a movement, consistency, presence and other things, too.
Continue reading “Koeckert Quartet Delights”
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.
Continue reading “St. Mark Passion in City”
The genius of Mozart is so multi-faceted that arguments can be made for wide diversities of interpretation.
Continue reading “Coppens gives erudite reading of Mozart”
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.
Continue reading “Soprano has mark of real artist”