France

Henri Dutilleux

Pierre Germain And Jean Hubeau Play Music Of Dutilleux – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Henri Dutilleux – 2 songs – Pierre Germain, Tenor – Jean Hubeau, piano – Sceaux Festival, circa 1955 – Paris Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The music of Henri Dutilleux this weekend. A short one – two songs; Pour une Amie Perdue and Chanson del la Déportée, featuring Pierre...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Guillaume Lekeu

The Jean-Claude Ambrosini Trio Play Music Of Lekeu – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: Guillaume Lekeu – Trio for Piano, Cello and Violin – French Radio session circa 1958 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Gullaume Lekeu tonight. One of the most promising of the late 19th century composers, whose life was cut short after contracting...

Stéphan Denève

Stéphan Denève And The French National Orchestra In Music Of Milhaud, Connesson And Poulenc – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: A concert this week featuring the highly regarded French conductor Stéphan Denève leading the French National Orchestra in a program of all French works. Do I spot a pattern here? I think so. Starting with the ever-popular La Création du Monde by Darius Milhaud. And then...

Juliette Armanet

Juliette Armanet – In Session At RFI, Paris – 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

Juliette Armanet – Live At Foule Sentimentale Le Live – RFI – September 15, 2016 – Radio France International – New face on the horizon this week. Juliette Armanet is a French singer-songwriter, whose dreamy, luxuriant voice is a welcome addition to the Pop Music world. Releasing her very first...

Jean Hubeau

Jean Hubeau Plays Hubeau With Pierre Germain, Baritone – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean Hubeau – Four Songs – Pierre Germain, Baritone with Jean Hubeau, piano – ORTF Radio performance, circa 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The music of Jean Hubeau this weekend. Mostly recognized for his landmark recordings of other composers works, Hubeau was also contemporary French composer of some note,...

Alissa Margulis

Alissa Margulis With Stanislav Kochanovksy And The ONDIF Play Music Of Liadov And Prokofiev – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France – Stanislav Kochanovsky/Alissa Margulis – Jan. 31, 2016 – Part 1 Orchestre National d’Ile-de-France – Stanislav Kochanovsky/Alissa Margulis – Jan. 31, 2016 – Part 2 Over to Paris this week for a concert by Orchestre d’Ile-de-France, conducted by Stanlislav Kochanovsky and featuring the German-born brilliant violinist Alissa...

Leon Blum - 1939

Leon Blum And The French View Of War – September 7, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

A shortwave broadcast talk by Premier of France, Leon Blum during the first week of hostilities on September 7, 1939. Leon Blum, who had the distinction of being the first Socialist and Jewish Premier of France, had the dubious distinction of guiding his country into yet another war; this one,...

Khatia Buniatishvili

Khatia Buniatishvili At The Verbier Festival 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Khatia Buniatishvili – In Recital at the Verbier Festival – July 24, 2012 – Radio France Musique – Part 1 Khatia Buniatishvili – In Recital at the Verbier Festival – July 24, 2012 – Radio France Musique – Part 2 I originally ran this concert four years ago, when...

Pierre-Michel LeConte

Pierre-Michel LeConte Plays Music Of Bizet – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

For Audio Files: If you’re a record collector, particularly of early lps, the name Pierre-Michel LeConte is most likely familiar to you. During that period of transition in the late 1940s to the early 1950s, from 78s to what was the revolutionary Long Playing album, LeConte was the mainstay with...