1920s

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Biography In Sound – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Biography In Sound – June 28, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – F. Scott Fitzgerald – a name which conjures up images of The Jazz Age, the “Era of Wonderful Nonsense“, the “Lost Generation” that period between the Wars. F. Scott Fitzgerald became synonymous with...

Howard Hanson 0

Howard Hanson And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Harl McDonald 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Harl McDonald – The Mission At San Juan Capistrano – Howard Hanson and The Eastman-Rochester Symphony – April 27, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some Americana this weekend. Harl McDonald, born in Boulder Colorado in 1899 and died in Princeton New Jersey in 1955. In addition to composing,...

Jesse Lasky jr. talks about Jesse Lasky Sr. 0

Lasky On Lasky – Jesse Lasky Jr. Talks About Jesse Lasky Sr. 1975 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Jesse Lasky (jr.) talks about Jesse Lasky (sr.) Conversation with Arthur Knight – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Jesse Lasky Sr., a name synonymous with the early days of Hollywood and one of its most famous figures during what became known as “The Golden Days Of Hollywood’ –...

William Jennings Bryan 0

Politics: USA – 1956 – Elections in History – Past Daily Reference Room

Americas Town Meeting Of The Air – Politics: USA – Jan. 20. 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Choosing a President. Politics in America has always been, at the very least; interesting, at the very worst; what we have now. We have faced just about every crisis and our political...

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The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Germaine Tailleferre – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Germaine Tailleferre – Ouverture For Orchestra – French National Orchestra – Eugéne Bigot – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Music of Germaine Tailleferre, one of the celebrated members of the legendary Group Les Six, which included Georges Auric, Darius Milhaud, Artur Honegger, Louis Durey. Les Six represented a reaction to...

Darius Milhaud 0

Orchestre National d’Ile de France Plays A Long-Lost Ballet By Milhaud – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Orchestre National d’Ile de France – Enrique Mazzola, Conductor – Rex Lawson, Pianola – April 8, 2016 – Radio France Musique – Over to Paris this week for a special concert by Orchestre National d’Ile de France, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and featuring Rex Lawson on the Pianola. Opening with...

Memorial Day 1923 0

Memorial Day 1923 – Warren G. Harding

Memorial Day 1923 – President Warren G. Harding Address at Hoboken New Jersey – Return of 5,212 war dead – May 23, 1923 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Memorial Day – In 1923 it was observed by the return of some 5,212 war dead from Europe, fallen during World...

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Yvonne Lefébure Plays Music Of Maurice Emmanuel 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Emmanuel – Sonatine Number 3 – Yvonne Lefébure, piano – Centenary Concert 1962 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Maurice Emmanuel this weekend, as played by the legendary French pianist Yvonne Lefébure, who frequently played Emmanuel’s works and was the dedicatee of his...

Jacques Ibert 0

Michel Debost And Christian Ivaldi Play Music Of Ibert – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jacquest Ibert – Jeux for Flute and Piano – Michel Debost, flute – Christian Ivaldi, piano – ORTF Radio Session 1963 – The music of Jacques Ibert once again – this week it’s one of the number of then-recent discoveries made after Ibert’s death in 1962. With a considerable catalogue...

Buster Keaton 0

Buster Keaton Talks About Buster Keaton – 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Buster Keaton interview – BBC Radio – circa 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Buster Keaton. A name synonymous with the early days of Hollywood and the Golden Age of Silent film, Keaton was one of the masters of physical comedy – an art form he perfected from his...