Daily Archive: August 6, 2012

Not Like Any Other Day – August 6, 1945

Even though the most horrific event of the 20th Century had taken place many hours earlier, no word of it having taken place was mentioned. August 6th, 1945 was seemingly just another day in World War 2 as far as this newscast was concerned. With that in mind, the news...

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet Op. 57 – Vivian Rivkin With The Stuyvesant Quartet – 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

I originally posted this in 2009 on the now-defunct Newstalgia site. It’s such a good and historic recording that it would be a shame not to include here on Past Daily. One of his most popular Chamber pieces, the op. 57 Piano Quintet had its premier in Moscow in November...