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  • The downside of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 24th, 1998 in Profiles & Interviews

    On Tuesday, April 28, Wynton Marsalis will appear at the Wisconsin Union Theater to perform one of his new compositions and Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. When he does, you’ll hear his fans talk about what a genius he is, making comments about his mastery of jazz and classical forms—a real Renaissance man.   Keep reading »

  • Devilishly Entertaining

    Posted on April 29th, 1988 in Review

    Igor Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” (“The Soldier’s Tale”) endures as one of the most haunting works in the 20th Century chamber repertory for at least two reasons. First, its startling dissonance and brittle instrumental writing sum up radical musical ideas that were emerging during the years of World War I (Stravinsky completed the piece in 1918). Second, its storyline—which traces the devil’s seductions and the consequences his victims must face—clearly holds universal appeal.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: Smashing The Stereotypes

    Posted on December 21st, 1986 in Profiles & Interviews

    Wynton Marsalis is a taste maker beyond his influence as a musician. You see it in his life style, his personal appearance and his influence on young people, particularly young black people.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’ Technique Thrills Audience

    Posted on October 21st, 1984 in Review

    Wynton Marsalis is only 23 years old. yet already he’s possibly the world’s finest classical trumpet virtuoso. His technique, as demonstrated Friday evening in his performance of Haydn’s Concerto in E-flat Major with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra in Powell Hall, is absolutely flawless.   Keep reading »

  • The Horn Of Plenty Of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on October 12th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    It wasn’t Ellis Marsalis’ idea to push bis boys into music. However, he wanted to give them the opportunity to play if they were so inclined. At 7, his son Branford was already playing piano and clarinet. However, his younger son Wynton, who was 6 at that time, was more Interested in playing games than music.   Keep reading »

  • Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on August 26th, 1984 in Review

    The sensational young trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who has appeared most often hereabouts as a jazz player, walked away with the show at the Mostly Mozart Festival’s final program Friday in Fisher Hall   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis keeps jazz, classical apart

    Posted on August 14th, 1984 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is the chameleon of the music world, standing astride the charts in both classical and jazz idioms. But don’t get the idea that he plays a classical engagement and then goes off to jam in a jazz club.   Keep reading »

  • Kathleen Battle Sings Bach

    Posted on December 5th, 1983 in Review

    Kathleen Battle’s concert at Alice Tully Hall last night seemed almost a conscious rejection of the song recital format. There were no French or Italian songs, no lieder, no operatic extracts, but in their place, Bach, spirituals and jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Jazzy AND Classical

    Posted on September 4th, 1983 in Review

    THE THING to remember about trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis is this: he is only 22. And the thing to appreciate about Wynton Marsalis is that he seems to be the only one who remembers this fact.   Keep reading »