Articles by W. L. Taitte

Sixteen Strings

Aug 31, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

As befits masterpieces, Beethoven’s string quartets have been recorded a hundred times. Our trusty critic guides the novice through a maze of choices.

Trial by Piano

Jul 31, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

Why knock yourself out for two grueling at a piano competition in Fort Worth? For $12,000 - and a string of concert bookings money can’t buy.

A Good Catch

Apr 30, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

Schrenkeisens’ is so elegant you’ll think you’re in the big city, but the fish is so fresh you know you’re on the coast. Ninfa’s runs thirteen Mexican restaurants across Texas, and amazingly, they can all cook.

Miracle on Main Street

Apr 1, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

Le Select gives Houston fine French cooking in simple surrounds and at unbeatable prices; Hedary’s, a Lebanese outpost in Fort Worth, offers adventurous Cowtowners some exotic alternatives to beef.

China Towns

Mar 1, 1981 By W. L. Taitte

In San Antonio, everything that glitters is in the Golden Palace, where the food is as gaudy as the décor. Austin’s OMei China gives you a zap on the mouth.

Shock Tactics

Aug 31, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

Houston’s Equinox Theatre has fine actors and directors, but its raunchy sex and violence can make you squirm. The nineteenth-century Granbury Opera House is a fetching setting for Texas Meg.

Magic Wands

Jun 30, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

Two guest conductors in Texas are wizards at their work; three Houston Grand Opera productions are enchanting.

Once More With Fonda

May 31, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

When NBC televised The Oldest Living Graduate, it broadcast the flaws of live TV drama. Theatre Three’s Second Stage Festival deserved a larger viewing audience.

Once More With Fonda

May 31, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

When NBC televised The Oldest Living Graduate, it broadcast the flaws of live TV drama. Theatre Three’s Second Stage Festival deserved a larger viewing audience.

Stir-fried and Refried

May 31, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

You can find the spice of your life at Uncle Tai’s in Houston; you don’t have a choice at Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth - except good, reliable Tex-Mex.

Stir-fried and Refried

May 31, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

You can find the spice of your life at Uncle Tai’s in Houston; you don’t have a choice at Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth - except good, reliable Tex-Mex.

Chief of Staff

Apr 30, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

A Dallas composer is reviving medieval music in a modern context, while two new classical groups attempt a chamber music renaissance.

Why the Alley?

Dec 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

For the sake of the audience, it’s a question that needs to be asked. College productions of A Doll’s House show why actors go to school. Fort Worth has good actors and good producers—but not, alas, in the same theater.

The Big Loser

Dec 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

A young Russian defector blows his chance to win the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and goes on to find fame and fortune.

Cutups

Sep 30, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Can’t hull a strawberry? Can’t boil an egg? Can’t wash leafy vegetables? Relax. Help is on the way.

Who Needs Nelson Eddy?

Jul 31, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Houston Grand Opera’s spring festival of operettas proved that golden-voiced, handsome men aren’t out of style. Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler festival had its good days and its bad days.