France

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Juniore – Live At Route du Rock 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Juniore – In Concert at Route du Rock, 2017 – April 22, 2017 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juniore in concert from last years Route du Rock festival on April 22, 2017. While I’m waiting for the dust to settle from the Fuji Music Festival, underway right now and...

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Charlotte Gainsbourg – Private Concert – 2018 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

Charlotte Gainsbourg – In Private Concert for RTL2, Belgium – April 24, 2018 – RTL2 – Charlotte Gainsbourg to end the week looking overseas, specifically France, at what’s been going on with music over there. Charlotte Gainsbourg is far from unknown and tours the U.S.periodically. Her Wikipedia page has a...

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Izia Live In Bordeaux – 2018 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend – Rock Without Borders

Izia In Concert From Bordeaux – May 28, 2018 – RTL2, Belgium – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Keeping with our “Rock Without Borders” theme this weekend – another artist who gives further evidence the French Rock scene is alive and well and kicking ass. Izia (Higelin), daughter of the...

Edward Heath 0

Edward Heath – Britain And The Common Market – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Edward Heath – Meet The Press – June 5, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a stunning defeat in the 1964 elections, the defeated Conservative Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home changed the party leadership rules to allow for a ballot by MPs, and then resigned. Former Shadow...

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Hindi Zahra – In Concert From Paris – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Hindi Zahra – Live at Musée Picasso – Paris – September 8, 2017 – Radio France Bleu – Hindi Zahra, to close the weekend on an ethereal note. Hailed throughout Europe as an astonishing talent, with mind-blowing music and an underrated artist of exceptional talent – those are a few...

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André Navarra And Henriette Roget Play Music Of Jean-Baptiste Bréval – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean-Baptiste Bréval – Sonata In G Major – André Navarra, Cello – Henriette Roget, Piano – ORTF Studios – Paris, circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic musicians in less-than-familiar Baroque music this weekend. Taking the occasional break from 20th Century composers, or the neglected ones of the...

Postwar Warsaw 0

June 27, 1946 – Recovery And Mushroom-Shaped Clouds

June 27, 1946 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1946 – A little less than a year since the end of World War 2 – a little over year since the end of the war in Europe. The recovery was slow; economies were...

Paris Peace Conference 0

June 27, 1947 – Paris Peace Conference – The Fragile Nature Of Postwar Europe –

June 27, 1947 – ABC Radio Headline Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1947 – a day of diplomacy and discussion. The Paris Peace Conference took center stage on this day. Despite 100 degree temperatures in Paris, the formally dressed, and miserably uncomfortable delegates filed into the...

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Florian Hollard Ensemble Play Music Of Florent Schmitt – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Florent Schmitt – Lied et Scherzo – Florian Hollard Ensemble – 1967 – Paris Studios – ORTF recording – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Florent Schmitt this weekend. Described as “one of the most fascinating of France’s lesser-known classical composers”, Schmitt has witnessed a revival of his...

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Pierre-Michel Leconte And The ORTF Orchestra Play Music Of Pierre Sancan – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Pierre Sancan – Symphony No. 2 For Strings – ORTF Symphony – Pierre-Michel LeConte – Circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pierre Sancan: A name virtually unknown outside his native France, but a major figure in mid-twentieth century music in France who, along with Henri Dutilleux and Olivier...