Classical Music

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Rudolf Serkin With Wolfgang Sawallisch And Orchestre de la Suisse Romande In Concert – 1975 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Wolfgang Sawallisch, cond. Rudolf Serkin, piano – October 8, 1975 – RSR-Radio Historic concerts again this week. This one from Switzerland featuring Orchestre de la Suisse Romande led by then-music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch and featuring pianist Rudolf Serkin in a program of music of...

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New London String Ensemble Play Music Of Peter Warlock – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Peter Warlock: Serenade for Strings – New London String Ensemble – BBC Session – February 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded...

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Pietro Scarpini With Nino Sanzogno And The BBC Symphony In Music Of Mendelssohn, Petrassi And Mussorgsky – 1959 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Another historic concert from the vault. This week it’s the BBC Symphony, in concert from Royal Festival Hall in May of 1959, guest conducted by Nino Sanzogno with the legendary Italian Pianist Pietro Scarpini in music of Mendelssohn, Petrassi and Moussorgsky. The program starts with the Italian Symphony of Mendelssohn....

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Ingolf Dahl – A World Premier With Benny Goodman – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ingolf Dahl – Concertino for Clarinet for Violin and Cello (World Premier) – Benny Goodman, clarinet – Eudice Shapiro, Violin – Victor Gottlieb, cello – recorded at Bovard Auditorium, USC – April 24, 1948 Something rare and somewhat frustrating this weekend. The first public performance of a work by Composer/Professor...

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New Russian Quartet Play Music Of Brahms – Live From Moscow – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Over to the Moscow Conservatory Auditorium for a concert by The Russian Quartet along with Alexei Volodin in music of Brahms. It was recorded on May 6th 2013 by the venerable Radio Orpheus in Moscow. The Rusian Quartet have been praised as everything from Magical to the “best Quartet in...

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An Interview With Dame Myra Hess – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry: Talking About Music.

I grew up listening to the recordings of Dame Myra Hess on 78’s because as a kid, I wasn’t trusted with the lps in my parents collection and was relegated to the breakable, scratchy 78’s I got at Salvation Army Thrift shops because they were cheap at the time and...

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Rudolf Firkusny With Rafael Kubelik And The N.Y. Philharmonic Play Music Of Vaughan Williams, Schumann And Hindemith – 1978 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 1: N.Y. Phil. Rafael Kubelik, Cond. – Rudolf Firkusny, Piano – March 20, 1978 – Part 2: A classic concert this week. Two giants in music with the New York Philharmonic in a broadcast concert...

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Emanuel Ax With Erich Leinsdorf And The Pittsburgh Symphony In Concert – 1991 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert.

Emanuel Ax, piano – Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor – Pittsburgh Symphony in concert – January 24, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection More legends this week. Erich Leinsdorf leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in music of Liszt, Stravinsky, Mozart and Offenbach, along with pianist Emanuel Ax in a concert recorded on January...

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Lelia Gousseau Plays Music of Dukas – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Back over to Paris this week for part of a radio recital given by the renowned Pianist and teacher Lelia Gousseau from 1951. This one features a seldom heard work by Paul Dukas – the Variations, Interlude and Finale on a theme by Rameau (Variations, interlude et finale sur un...

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Joseph Fuchs In Recital 1984 -Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Legendary violinist Joseph Fuchs in recital this week. A rare and classic broadcast recital from New York fine arts station WNCN-FM, recorded on January 31, 1984 and featuring  American violinist Joseph Fuchs with pianist Lucy Blackman, accompanying him in a wide and varied program of well-known as well as...