Premiers

Igor Stravinsky And The New York Philharmonic In A Radio Premier – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky And The New York Philharmonic In A Radio Premier – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – New York Philharmonic – Igor Stravinsky, cond. – January 27, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A Radio Premier this weekend. The first broadcast performance of the then-recently completed Symphony In 3 Movements by Igor Stravinsky, with...

Charles Munch And The New York Philharmonic – Honegger: Joan Of Arc At The Stake (U.S. Premier) – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Munch And The New York Philharmonic – Honegger: Joan Of Arc At The Stake (U.S. Premier) – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – New York Philharmonic – Soloists and Chorus conducted by Charles Munch. Artur Honegger: Joan Of Arc At The Stake (U.S. Broadcast premier) – January 4, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I hesitated to run this for...

Pierre Dervaux, Vincent Geminiani And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra Play Music Of Raymond Loucheur – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Raymond Loucheur – Concerto For Percussion And Orchestra – 1963 – ORTF Radio Session Something special tonight. I haven’t really played much in the way of 1960s contemporary French Orchestra sessions via ORTF. So when I ran across this performance of...

Charles Munch And The French National Orchestra Premier An Honegger Symphony – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Charles Munch, cond. The French National Orchestra – Honegger: Symphony Number 5 (World Premier) – March 9, 1951 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few months ago I ran a rehearsal with Charles Munch and The Boston Symphony, preparing...

Cold War Punditry – Adlai Stevenson, Pierre Mendes France And Hugh Gaitskill – March 18, 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Radio Beat – Our Position Versus The Russians – March 18, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection At the time of this broadcast, March 18, 1958, the Cold War had been going on for some 13 years. Glimmers...

Cincinnati Symphony With Eugene Goosens And Marjorie Lawrence – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network – The Magic Key – Cincinnati Symphony, Eugene Goosens – April 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A rare concert from the 1930s this weekend. From the radio series The Magic Key, the program devoted the whole...

A World Premier By Hindemith – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra – CBS Symphony, Thor Johnson – World Premier – May 15, 1949 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something special this weekend. A world premier performance of the Concerto for Woodwinds,...

NBC Symphony String Quartet – Western Hemisphere Premier – Shostakovich String Quartet No. 2 – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   Back to premiers this weekend. This one; the Western Hemisphere First Performance of the 2nd String Quartet of Dmitri Shostakovich. Regarded as one of the most important Modern Composers of the mid-twentieth century, NBC Radio devoted several broadcasts premiering...