1960’s

Shostakovich - Rostropovich - Rozhdestvensky

Mstislav Rostropovich With Gennadi Rozhdestvensky And The Leningrad Symphony – 14th Edinburgh Festival 1960 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

14th Edinburgh Festival – Leningrad Symphony – September 16, 1960 – BBC Transcription Service – A rare concert this week. And since we’re sliding into Festival season, a historic recording from a legendary festival. The Leningrad Symphony, conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and featuring the iconic cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. Beginning with...

Kwaidan

Film Music Of Toru Takemitsu – Kwaidan – 1964 – Past Daily Night At The Round Table

Toru Takemitsu – Soundtrack score to Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan (1964) – Film Music Of Toru Takemitsu (JVC-Japan) Another installment in the occasional series of milestone film scores by the Japanese Avant-Garde composer Toru Takemitsu. This one from 1964. The Horror anthology was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign...

Jean-Paul Holstein

Music Of Jean-Paul Holstein With Jean-Claude Peltier And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra With André Girard – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean-Paul Holstein: Concertino For Piano And Strings – Jean-Claude Peltier, Piano – ORTF Chamber Orch. André Girard – ORTF Broadcast – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Contemporary composer Jean-Paul Holstein this weekend. A name probably not familiar to most, but he has over 200 compositions in his...

Pierre Cochereau

Pierre Cochereau With Pol Mule And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra Play Music Of Roger Calmel – 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roger Calmel – Concerto For Organ, Strings and Percussion – Pierre Cochereau, Organ – ORTF Chamber Orch. Pol Mule, Cond. ORTF Session – December, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Back to France this week for music of a highly prolific, but almost totally unknown composer outside his native...

Duke Ellington - Live at San Remo 1964

Duke Ellington Octet – Live At San Remo Festival 1964 – Past Daily Downbeat

Duke Ellington Octet – Live At San Remo Jazz Festival – March 22, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Duke Ellington this weekend. Live at The San Remo Jazz Festival in 1964. With his Octet, featuring Rolf Ericson, trumpet – Lawrence Brown, trombone – Johnny Hodges, alto sax –...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...