1940’s

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Voice Of The Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond At The 1948 Democratic Convention – July 14, 1948

Click on the Link: 1948 Demo Convention – Strom Thurmond Address – July 14, 1948 The 1948 Presidential race was hard fought and hotly contested. Within the ranks of the Democratic Party there was a faction, primarily representing the South, who objected strongly to President Truman’s strong Civil Rights stand....

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Andrè Cluytens – At The 1949 Besancon Festival – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link: Schmitt – La Tragèdie de Salomè – PCO – Cluytens – 1949 Besancon Festival Another recording from the 1949 Besancon Festival. This week, a live performance of Florent Schmitt’s La Tragèdie de Salomè featuring the legendary French/Belgian conductor Andrè Cluytens leading the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. Schmitt...

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Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link: BBC – Sir Thomas Beecham – 1947 To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the...

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July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...