Canada

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...

The Wooden Sky – Live At RNE3 – Nights At The Roundtable: Sessions

The Wooden Sky – Live At RNE3 – Nights At The Roundtable: Sessions

The Wooden Sky – in session at RNE Radio 3 – December 15, 2015 – Radio Nacional España – The Wooden Sky – indie from Toronto tonight. The Wooden Sky have been around since 2007, gathering fans and critical accolades. They lean in the direction of Indie, but swear up...

Music Of Michel Perrault 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Music Of Michel Perrault 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Michel Perrault – Trio for violin, cello and piano – Hyman Bress, violin, Walter Joachim, cello, John Newmark, piano – CBC Session – 1956 – CBC Transcription Service – Michel Perrault – contemporary Canadian composer this week. Still going strong at 90. Perrault initially studied Timpani before switching to...

Sir Ernest MacMillan Conducts The Music Of Francois Morel – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sir Ernest MacMillan Conducts The Music Of Francois Morel – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sir Ernest MacMillan Conducts Music Of Francois Morel – Esquisse Op. 1 – CBC Radio Session – 1956 – CBC Transcription Service – The music of Canadian Composer Francois Morel, played by the Toronto Symphony, conducted by Sir Ernest MacMillan in this 1956 CBC Studio recording. This week it’s Morel’s...

Lucille Dumont Aux Rhythms De Paris 1951 – Past Daily World Soundbooth

Lucille Dumont Aux Rhythms De Paris 1951 – Past Daily World Soundbooth

– Lucille Dumont aux Rhythms de Paris – Nov. 2, 1951 – Radio Canada – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Lucille Dumont tonight – an iconic Pop-Star and early TV personality from Quebec in the 1950s and who had her own radio show in 1951 before heading to TV where...

Salvatore Accardo With Gunther Herbig And Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – 1986 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Salvatore Accardo With Gunther Herbig And Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – 1986 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

– Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – Gunther Herbig, Guest Conductor – Salvatore Accardo, violin – August 11, 1986 – Part 1 – Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal – Gunther Herbig, Guest Conductor – Salvatore Accardo, violin – August 11, 1986 – Part 2 No barn burners, world premiers or excursions into...