Classical Music

Segovia And Volcker Leave The Scene, But for Entirely Different Reasons – June 3, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this day in June, 1987 was word of the passing of the legendary Andrès Segovia, whose masterful poetry of the guitar influenced entire generations of guitarists and lovers of  music throughout the world, was stilled at the age...

Jane Evrard And The Women’s String Orchestra Of Paris Play Roussel – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Not the world premier recording (that happened in 1934 and that performance may not exist), but instead the performance by the dedicatee, who conducted the same orchestra as the premier. Only this one is from around 1956. Jane Evrard and...

Andrey Baranov And Inga Dzektser Play Music Of Prokofiev, Ysaye, Franck And Saint-Saens – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Over to Brussels this week for a recital by the recent (2012) Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition winner Andrey Baranov from Russia. Accompanying him is Inga Dzektser in a program of music by Prokofiev, Ysaye, Franck and Saint-Saens. Baranov has gotten...

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) – Symphony Number 1 – World Premier 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Even at the ripe old age of 97, the passing earlier this week of French Contemporary composer  Henri Dutilleux was sad news. One of the leading Contemporary Composers of the late 20th Century, Dutilleux was a rugged individualist, refusing to...

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 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 by the venerable Radio Orpheus in Moscow. Since we’re getting ready for the...

The Marcel Mule Saxophone Quartet Play Music Of Jeanine Rueff – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Back to Paris this week for another installment of French radio performances of the 1950s. This time it’s the music of Jeanine Rueff, who is probably best known as a music educator, with one of her star pupils being Jean-Michel...

Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino With Evgeni Bozhanov Play Music Of Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Chopin And Strauss – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Over to Italy this week for a concert by Orchestra di Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, guest conducted by Juraj Valcuha and featuring Evgeni Bozhanov in the Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and the Opus 42 Waltz by Chopin for...

Music Of Hartley, Pursell And Nelson – America’s Composers 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Become a Patron! Continuing this week with American Composers of the 1950’s. This broadcast, part of the America’s Composers series features the Eastman School Student Symphony conducted by Howard Hanson in music by Student composers, studying at the school at the time of this broadcast on March 16, 1953. In...

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande With Ernest Ansermet And Artur Rubinstein Play Music Of Beethoven, Brahms and de Falla In Concert – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Click on the lnk here for Audio Player – Part 2:   Over to Geneva Switzerland for a historic concert by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by their Music Director of many years Ernest Ansermet and featuring the...

Howard Hanson Conducts Howard Hanson – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Some Americana tonight, by way of the Eastman School of Music Symphony, with the venerable Dr. Howard Hanson at the podium. Part of the series America‘s Composers, this segment features Hanson conducting one of his own, lesser-known works. Fantasy Variations...