1940’s

Serge Koussevitzky 0

Serge Koussevitzky And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Vaughan-Williams – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Serge Koussevitzky and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 14, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Ralph Vaughan-Williams, as conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, from a rehearsal broadcast of March 14, 1949. In addition to being a widely admired and celebrated conductor,...

Summer in the City - 1945 1

You’re A Teenager – It’s August 10, 1945 – You Live In New York – You Hear Rumors – You Also Hear The Fire Hydrant

August 10, 1945 – WOR/Mutual – 11:45 am – 1:45 pm – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 10, 1945. The day started hopeful. News that Japan had accepted the surrender terms and that World War 2 was over. But that turned out to be a rumor, unsubstantiated; a misinterpreted...

Igor Stravinsky 0

Igor Stravinsky Rehearses The Boston Symphony – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Boston Symphony – February 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Igor Stravinsky rehearses the BSO in Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) on February 7, 1949. Several years ago, I ran a series of several of these rehearsal broadcasts; extremely informative, illustrative...

Price Controls 0

July 28, 1948 – The Subject Was Price Controls – Past Daily Reference Room

July 28, 1948 – MBS: Opinionaire – Should We Restore Price Controls? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In case you didn’t know: Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market. The intent behind implementing such controls can stem...