1950’s

Albert Roussel

Pierre Dervaux And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Roussel – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roussel – Symphony Number 3 – French National Orchestra – Pierre Dervaux, Cond. French Radio Broadcast 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Covering some familiar territory this week. Usually, it’s a case of underrated and overlooked composers or composers whose work has fallen into neglect in recent years. Not...

Migrant Children picking cotton

May 1952 – Migrant Workers In The San Joaquin Valley – Past Daily Reference Room

May 1952 – CBS Radio: The People Act: Migrant workers and families in San Joaquin Valley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before the age of tape recording, the only method of producing a documentary was either by a cumbersome disc-cutting machine, an undependable wire recorder or making it all up...

Michel Perrault Plays Michel Perrault – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Michel Perrault: Quebec Folk Sketches – CBC Toronto Chamber Orch. Cond. Michel Perrault – CBC 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Michel Perrault this weekend, performed by the CBC Toronto Chamber Orchestra, led by the composer. This comes by way of a broadcast transcription made...

President Eisenhower Press Conference

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

John Foster Dulles

April 22, 1957 – Secretary Of State John Foster Dulles – Foreign Policy In The 1950s – Past Daily Reference Room

John Foster Dulles – Address to Associated Press Luncheon – April 22, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The issue of American Foreign Policy has been in the spotlight recently, with the recent developments in our relations with North Korea as well as the ongoing issues with Iran and...

Roger Matton

Roger Matton: Concerto For Two Pianos And Percussion – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roger Matton: Concerto For Two Pianos And Percussion – Jeanne Landry – Josephte Dufresne, Pianos – Jean-Louis Charbonneau – Guy Lachapelle, percussion – Recorded 1955 – CBC Radio Studio session – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Music of Roger Matton again this weekend – his Concerto for two Pianos...