Click on the link here for Audio Player – 1967 Jeunesses Musicales du Canada with Paul Tortelier and Karl Engle – Radio Canada – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Over to Canada this week for a concert from the 1967 Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Camp D’Ete – Mont Orford featuring the legendary French cellist Paul Tortelier and the Swiss pianist Karl Engel in a program of music by Bach and Beethoven.
Starting off with the Bach Sonata in D Major and ending with the Beethoven Sonata inA Major opus 69.
A great musical collaboration at one of the most celebrated festivals in North America – all preserved for posterity by Radio Canada (French-Canadian Service) via their transcription service.
With most of these broadcast transcriptions, the proviso for running them was returning them when you were done so they could be destroyed. Not every radio station who received them did that – but even so, not many of these have survived. I am not sure if this concert has been reissued in any form – but it would be great if it was.
You get to decide.
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