Concord of Sweet Sounds
|The Concord of Sweet Sounds|
|Directed by||Henri Safran|
|Written by||Patricia Hooker|
|18 December 1963|
Pianist Robert Gehrman arrives in Sydney. Maggy is his secretary. He is told he may never play again.
- Henry Gilbert as pianist Robert Gehrman
- Gaynor Mitchell as Maggie his secretary
- Stuart Wagstaff as Robert's American antagonist
- Carla Cristan
The critic for the Sydney Morning Herald wrote that:
In the imagination of most authors who dramatise the lives of concert pianists, not much can happen before flying fingers take off on the Revolutionary Study, or soulful eyes gaze out over the Liebestraum. "Concord of Sweet Sounds... while it is centred on a concert pianist, for the most part happily avoids such effusions... It contains several portraits of typed concert-world people, but its observations, even if they are conventional, are apt and convincing. The actors were admirably chosen in a splendidly fluent production by Henri Safran. "Henry Gilbert, as a veteran concert star facing retirement, was mild but dominating, with craggy, proud head and much silver hair. Stuart Wagstaff, as his musical antagonist, the smooth and dynamic young American conductor, was perhaps made to be harsher than would be likely, but he clearly, illustrated the new order against the old. Carla Cristan found the calm determination within the starry-eyed – aspiring student, and Gaynor Mitchell conveyed the devotion and final exasperation of the faithful secretary. While this brief play did little more than give a glimpse of a group of people bound to music in various ways, it did so with refreshing competence and understanding.
Hooker and director Safran later collaborated on A Season in Hell (1964).
- Nigel Lovell as Gerhmann
- Lyndall Barbour as Maggy Carson
- Lola Brooks as Rachel Linden
- Alistair Duncan as Alexander Croyston
- Stewart Ginn as George Hennessey
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- "Shows for Christmas". Sydney Morning Herald. 22 December 1963. p. 59.
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