Japan

Gerhard Oppitz

Gerhard Oppitz With Sir Neville Marriner And The NHK Symphony In Music Of Mozart And Brahms – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: Gerhard Oppitz, piano with the NHK Symphony, guest conducted by Sir Neville Marriner in music of Mozart and Brahms, recorded by NHK, live from Suntory Hall on November 25, 2015. Back over to Tokyo this week for a concert of staples, as given by German pianist...

Francois Leleux

Francois Leleux With Vladimir Ashkenazy And The NHK Symphony In Music Of Strauss, Gluck And Brahms – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1 – Part 2 – Over to Tokyo this week, for a concert by the NHK Symphony,conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and featuring Belgian oboist (who is also a noted conductor and professor), in a program of music by Richard Strauss, Christoph Gluck and Johannes Brahms. It was recorded just...

Politics in Occupied japan 1950

June 7, 1950 – Politics And Occupation

June 7, 1950 – Report From Tokyo – Robert Martin, CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1950 – Coming up on 5 years since American forces began occupying Japan. Five years since Gen. MacArthur took charge of the revamping and reconstruction of Japan – reshaped the...

June 7, 1947

June 7, 1947 – In The Matter Of Food And Survival

June 7, 1947 – ABC Radio – News Of Tomorrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1947 – news for this day was about survival and about reconstruction. Secretary of State George Marshall was in Paris to discuss the plan for aiding the war-torn European countries and to...

President Clinton in Rome

June 3, 1994 – When In Rome. . .

June 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 3, 1944 – The big news of the day was President Clinton’s visit to Italy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allied victory in Rome. Considered by many to be the “forgotten front”, Clinton...

April 11, 1942

April 11, 1942 – Message From Bataan

April 11, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 11, 1942 – Starting with news from the South Pacific and a radio report from New Zealand regarding the latest news from U.S. forces fighting on the Philippine province of Bataan, where Japanese forces were...

March 16, 1942

March 16, 1942 Defending Fortress India

March 16, 1942 – News of the World – NBC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 16, 1942 – A day where focus of attention was on the Far East and the South Pacific. Word that Sir Stafford Cripps was sent on a mission to bolster support for India,...

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1946 – Aviation history today. A record non-stop flight from Burbank California to La Guardia Field in New York; a little over 7 hours; the previous record of some 10 hours was set the...

January 5, 1996 – A Government Shuts Down – A Coach Quits

January 5, 1996 – A Government Shuts Down – A Coach Quits

January 5, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 5, 1996 – five days into the new year and all was not quiet, at least on Capitol Hill. The almost never-ending threats to shut the government down over budgets and partisan bickering surfaced again...