France

Raffi Petrossian

Raffi Petrossian Plays The Music Of Pierre Max-Dubois – 1965 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Pierre Max-Dubois – Piano Concerto No. 3 – Raffi Petrossian – ORTF Chamber Orch. Pol Mule, Cond. – 1965 – Pierre Max-Dubois is a name which probably doesn’t ring any bells with a lot people. A student of Darius Milhaud, Max-Dubois adhered to the concept of Les Six (which Milhaud...

Yvonne Loriod

Yvonne Loriod And Serge Baudo Play Music Of Chaynes – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Yvonne Loriod With The ORTF Chamber Orchestra – Conducted by Serge Baudo – Charles Chaynes: Piano Concerto – 1967 World Premier – ORTF, Paris – Yvonne Loriod is probably best known as the interpreter of the music of Olivier Messiaen. She was one of his most dedicated pupils when she...

Pamela Hute

Pamela Hute – I Know – 2016 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

  Pamela Hute – I Know – My Dear Recordings – 2016 French singer/songwriter/guitarist/Rocker Pamela Hute was one of the first artists I played when I began my initial incarnation of the Nights At The Round Table series over 8 years ago. I had been a fan ever since first...

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

César Franck

Jesus Etcheverry And The ORTF Opera Orchestra Play Music Of César Franck – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

César Franck – Les Eolides – ORTF Opera Orchestra – Jesus Etcheverry, cond. – ORTf – circa 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- César Franck this weekend – by no means an obscure name, and in fact one of the most popular French composers of the 19th century. Beginning his...

La Femme (Photo: Laurent Chouard)

La Femme – Live At Rock En Seine 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth – Rock Without Borders Edition

La Femme – in concert at Rock en Seine – August 27, 2016 – FIP/RFI – La Femme, who bill themselves as a French Krautrock/Psych-Punk-New Wave band have been stirring up festivals of late. Together since 2010, with a string of eps starting shortly after, with their debut lp coming...

Louis Durey

Ina Marika And Désiré Dondeyne Play Music Of Durey – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Louis Durey – Concertino For Piano and Wind Instruments – Ina Marika, Piano – Paris Wind Ensemble – Désiré Dondeyne – 1956 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of Lous Durey this weekend. His Concertino for Piano and Wind ensemble as performed in what is no doubt...

Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan – Live At Antibes Jazz Festival 1963 – Past Daily Downbeat

Sarah Vaughan – Live at Antibes Jazz Festival, July 29, 1963 – Sarah Vaughan this weekend. Sassy, The Divine One and possessor of one of the greatest singing voices in Jazz, in concert at the Antibes Jazz Festival at Juan-les-Pins, France and recorded by ORTf on July 29, 1963. It...

Air

Air – Live In London – 1998 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Air – Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London – 1998 – Recorded by BBC 6 Music – Starting off the week with Air, the Psych/Electronic/Downtempo band from Versailles, recorded shortly after the release of their debut album Moon Safari, which went on to become their most critically acclaimed so far....