THE N.Y.TIMES MISSES OUT AGAIN! Quack!
Guest Columnist D U C K
The New York Times has done it again: for the
fifth year in a row it failed to recognize
a new art form in the making. Quack!
"From Soup to Nuts" at New York's Leonard Nimoy Thalia evolved in cellist
wildly raging imagination. But what to do with it? Those self-appointed cultural
"All The News That's Fit To Print" are stumped.
Who is this Wimmer, anyway? He is not a Method actor tutored by Lee Strasberg or Stella
Adler. He never apprenticed with
Brooks or Neil Simon. If he is
the SERIOUS cellist who
was praised in his youth in letters from Pablo Casals and Bruno
Walter, who taught at the
why doesn't he just play funereal recitals like almost everyone
else, and be done with it? We can't pigeonhole him, so let's just ignore his concerts!
Let's just ignore the absurdity of J.S Bach being spotted as a tourist at Stonehenge. Let's
Christie's teleconference with Inspector Poirot. Or
beamed down in time for an interview with the cub reporter. Not to speak of Charlie Chaplin
emerging from a cello case to play his composition, "Oh That Cello!" left
But then there is also the late Beethoven of his Fourth Cello Sonata
projected with all the
other-worldliness, loneliness, anguish and anger of the almost totally deaf composer,
radiant violin artistry of Shirley Givens in music
ranging from Kreisler, Debussy, Bartók to
Piazzolla, the Cajun fiddle contributions of "make it look easy" Kevin Wimmer and the
unbelievable sensitivity of pianist Eduard Laurel. Quack!
It all began five years ago when a hardy group of New Yorkers braved a historic January
snowstorm to inaugurate "From Soup to Nuts." Coming full circle on this
rainy November 14,
a packed house stood up and cheered "From Soup to Nuts V" with the late
Punto and the ghost-in-residence of Beethoven's
"Ghost" Trio. Who knows what
the future will bring?
POSTED: DECEMBER 4, 2009
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String Portraits by Shirley Givens
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EN CHIHUAUA w/Kevin (Live)
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