Canada

Rudolf Firkusny

Rudolf Firkusny, Eudice Shapiro And Leonard Rose At The 1964 Stratford Shakespearean Festival – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Rudolf Firkusny, Eudice Shapiro, Leonard Rose and guests – 1964 Shakespearean Music Festival – CBC Transcription Service A historic festival appearance this week. The 1964 Stratford Shakespearean Music Festival in Canada, featuring a stellar ensemble of soloists, headed up by pianist Rudolf Firkusny, violinist Eudice Shapiro, Cellist Leonard Rose and...

Leonard Cohen (RIP: 1934-2016)

Leonard Cohen In Session – 1968 – (RIP: Leonard Cohen – 1934-2016) Past Daily Tribute Edition

Leonard Cohen – In Session for John Peel – BBC Radio 1 – July 9, 1968 – BBC Radio 1 – With the incredibly sad news earlier this evening, of the passing of legend and icon Leonard Cohen, it gives further evidence 2016 has been a terrible year for loss....

Stratford Music Festival - Serge Garant

Music From The 1968 Stratford Music Festival, Canada – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Music from the historic Stratford Music Festival in Ontario Canada this week. This recording from the 1968 festival, is presented by the CBC International service and feature the Stratford Chamber Orchestra in several works, including two World Premiers. Starting with Jeu a Quatre by Serge Garant, with the composer conducting...

FDR and MacKenzie King - 1943

FDR Addresses Canadian Parliament- August 25, 1943 – Past Daily Reference Room

On this August 25th in 1943, President Roosevelt addressed the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on the occasion of concluding the Quebec Conference with UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Stalin. The War was making progress and the allies were slowly winning – but it wasn’t without struggle. Here...

Ought

Ought – Live At Gaite Lyrique, Paris – 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Festival Edition

Ought – in concert at Gaite Lyrique, Paris – part of the Arte Channel Festival series – April 14, 2016. Ought are an Alternative band from Montreal, only together since 2012. Releasing their first ep later that same year, the band have been getting positive press and audience reaction ever...

Guy Fallot

Guy Fallot, Vlado Perlemuter And Lorand Fenyves Play Music Of Ravel – 1964 Jeunesses Musicales – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a bit different this week. A concert from Canadian Jeunesses Musicales held during the Summer of 1964, and featuring (as always) a veritable who’s who of world musicians. This concert, all-Ravel, features the noted French cellist Guy Fallot, French/Hungarian violinist Lorand Fenyves and the celebrated Lithuanian/French pianist Vlado Perlemuter....

Alexander Brott

Brott Conducts Brott – The Montreal Chamber Orchestra 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Heading back up to Canada this week for a performance (presumably the premier performance) of a work by Alexander Brott, one of that country’s most celebrated composer/conductors. The piece, Three Astral Visions was recorded shortly after its completion in 1959 by the CBC, in a studio performance featuring Brott conducting...

Michel Perraut

Michel Perrault – Sextet 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Michel Perrault – Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and String Quartet – The Montreal String Quartet – CBC Radio – 1956 Michel Perrault this weekend. The extraordinary (and still very much with us) Canadian Composer Michel Perrault and his Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and Strings – composed in 1955 and given...