Classical Music

Shura Cherkassky

Shura Cherkassky With Sixten Ehrling And The Swedish Radio Symphony – BBC Proms 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony – Sixten Ehrling, Cond – Shura Cherkassky, piano – BBC Proms – September 12, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More history this week. From the 1985 BBC Proms festival, a performance by the Swedish Radio Symphony, led by Sixten Ehrling and featuring the legendary Shura...

Alphons Diepenbrock

The Hague Residentie Orchestra Play Music Of Diepenbrock – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Diepenbrock – Overture to Act 3 of Marsyas – Hague Residentie Orkest – Willem van Otterloo, Cond – Radio Nederland 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something a bit different this week – from the Radio Nederland series Netherlands Composers, issued by their Transcription department circa 1950 – a...

Maurizio Pollini

Maurizio Pollini With Seiji Ozawa And The Boston Symphony – Music Of Ives And Brahms – 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Boston Symphony – Seiji Ozawa, Cond. – Maurizio Pollini, Piano – March 10, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Only two works this week, but they are widely admired works done by one of the world’s great symphony orchestras, with a much beloved Music Director at the Podium and...

Claude Arrieu

Jeanne Gautier With Pierre Michel-LeConte And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Claude Arrieu – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Claude Arrieu – Violin Concerto – Jeanne Gautier, Violin – French National Orchestra – Pierre-Michel LeConte – Paris Radio – 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Back over to France this week for a radio broadcast performance of Claude Arrieu’s violin Concerto with Jeanne Gautier, violin and the French...

Gidon and Elena Kremer

Gidon And Elena Kremer In Recital – 1980 Salzburg Festival – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Salzburg Festival 1980 – Gidon and Elena Kremer Recital – August 17, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic recital. This week it’s from the 1980 Salzburg Festival featuring Gidon and Elena Krember in music of Pärt, Beethoven, Schubert, Franck, Satie and Milhaud. From his Biography at Gidon...

Maurice Blackburn

Music Of Maurice Blackburn – Canadian Composers In Wartime – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Blackburn: Charpente: Canadian Forest – 1944 – CBC Symphony – Jean-Maurice Beaudet, cond. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Canadian composer Maurice Blackburn in this premier performance of his Charpente: Canadian Forest, written in 1944 and featuring the CBC Symphony of Montreal, conducted by Jean-Maurice Beaudet....

Rafael Kubelik - Chicago Symphony - 1980

Rafael Kubelik With Lucia Popp And The Chicago Symphony Play Music Of Mozart – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rafael Kubelik with Lucia Popp, Mira Zakai, Alexander Oliver, Malcolm King – Chicago Symphony Orch and Chorus – Nov. 8, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Legendary Rafael Kubelik, returning to The Chicago Symphony in 1980 with a concert of music by Mozart, featuring Soprano Lucia Popp, mezzo-Soprano...

Monique Haas

Monique Haas Plays Music Of Ravel – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Monique Haas – Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin – Paris Radio session – 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary, though somewhat forgotten French pianist Monique Haas this weekend. Born in 1909, she studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Joseph Morpain and Lazare Lévy, taking a Premier Prix...

Udo Kasemets

Music Of Udo Kasemets – Arthur Garami, Violin – Charles Reiner, Piano – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Udo Kasemets – Sonata For Violin and Piano – 1954 – CBC Recital – CBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Udo Kasemts – Born in Estonia, migrated to Canada in 1951 – became a Canadian citizen in 1957. He taught at The Royal Hamilton College of Music...

Radu Lupu

1979 Salburg Festival – Radu Lupu And Riccardo Muti With The Vienna Philharmonic Play Music of Beethoven and Bruckner – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Radu Lupu, Piano – Vienna Philharmonic, Riccardo Muti, cond. 1979 Salzburg Festival – Aug.12, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. From the 1979 Salzburg Festival, a performance by the Vienna Philharmonic, led by Riccardo Muti and featuring Radu Lupu in music of Beethoven and...