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Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 Reasons To Donate To Past Daily By The End Of The Year

Top 5 reasons to Donate To Past Daily by the end of 2015: Here we are – coming up to the end of another roller-coaster year. During all that time, Past Daily has been around, giving you news, Pop Culture, information, interviews, concerts, rare recordings – those things to help...

Sophie Tucker Story 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Sophie Tucker Story 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – Sophie Tucker Story – October 16, 1953 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sophie Tucker – a name completely unfamiliar to most people. She was one of the biggest stars of the Vaudeville stage in the early years of the last century. And later became...

Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France Play Music Of Shostakovich 2010 – Mid-Week Concert

Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France Play Music Of Shostakovich 2010 – Mid-Week Concert

–Shostakovich – The New Babylon – Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Frank Strobel, cond. – October 9, 2010 – Radio France Musique – Shostakovich – the score to the 1929 film The New Babylon. Something a little different this week. In addition to the vast output of symphonies, chamber...

Looking At Acting In 1955 – Weekend Gallimaufry

NBC Radio – Biography In Sound – The Actor – March 6, 1955 – The Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although this documentary concentrates primarily at Acting for the Stage in 1955, the sentiments and reflections on the craft spill easily over into film, as was evidenced by Rocky Graziano’s...

Albert Pratz And Leo Barkin Play Music Of Healey Willan  – CBC – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Albert Pratz And Leo Barkin Play Music Of Healey Willan – CBC – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Healey Willan – Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano – Albert Pratz, violin – Leo Barkin, piano – CBC Transcription Service circa. 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing in Canada this week with music of Anglo-Canadian Organist and Composer Healey Willan, born in London in...

Happy Birthday – George Bernard Shaw – July 26, 1856 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Happy Birthday – George Bernard Shaw – July 26, 1856 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– NBC Radio – New World – Discussing George Bernard Shaw – July 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – George Bernard Shaw – Irish Playwright, critic, activist, economist, essayist, novelist, was born on this day, July 26, 1856 in Dublin. He was co-founder of the London School of...

Lotte Eisner Talks About The Golden Age Of German Cinema – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Lotte Eisner Talks About The Golden Age Of German Cinema – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Lotte Eisner Interview – KPFK – October 23, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fans of film history no doubt are familiar with the highly charged atmosphere of Cinema in Europe between the World Wars. Nowhere...

86 In ’77 – An Interview With Henry Miller – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Voices In The Wind – Henry Miller Interview – Oct. 30, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The legendary Writer Henry Miller turned 86 in 1977. To commemorate his birthday, National Public Radio, as part...

Lucette Descaves With Ernest Bour And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Martinu – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lucette Descaves With Ernest Bour And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Martinu – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Martinu: Piano Concerto Nr. 1 – Lucette Descaves, piano – French National Orchestra – Ernest Bour, cond. Radio Paris transmission – circa 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. I’ve been hesitating to post this for some time...

An Interview With Fritz Kreisler – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

An Interview With Fritz Kreisler – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Fritz Kreisler – 80th birthday celebration – Feb. 2, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection February 2nd of this year would have marked the 140th birthday of Fritz Kreisler, probably one of the most famous and...