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The concert opened with another big romantic score, Schumann's Overture to "Manfred", which suffered fate, this time with orchestral thrusts to the Byronic point to keep it afloat.
Hindemith's joust with Weber tunes was a considerably more serious misfortune, for it demands transluscent textures, buoyant rhythms, and astringent wit.
It got the kind of scrambled, coarsened performance that can happen to best of orchestras when the man with the baton lacks technique and style. BAYREUTH NEXT SUMMER The Bayreuth Festival opens July 23 with a new production of "Tannhaeuser" staged by Wieland Wagner, who is doing all the operas this time, and conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
Sawalisch also conducts "The Flying Dutch", opening July 24.
"Parsifal" follows July 25, with Hans Knappertsbusch conducting, and he also conducts "Die Meistersinger", to be presented Aug. 8 and 12.
The "Ring" cycles are July 26, 27, 28 and 30, and Aug. 21, 22, 23 and 25.
Rudolf Kempe conducts.
No casts are listed, but Lotte Lehmann sent word that the Negro soprano, Grace Bumbry, will sing Venus in "Tannhaeuser".
REMEMBER HOW BY a series of booking absurdities Chicago missed seeing the Bolshoi Ballet?
Remember how by lack of two big theaters Chicago missed the first visit of the Royal Danish Ballet? Well, now we have two big theaters.