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French National Orchestra With Eugene Bigot Play Music Of Barraud – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Eugene Bigot was one of the most widely respected and recorded conductors during the 1930s and 1940s. During the era of the 78 rpm record, Bigot was responsible for recording more French repertoire heard all over the world than just about any conductor at the time. Sadly, his recording activities...

Renaissance – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people remember Renaissance as the band which had a number of concept albums and hits via the FM-AOR format stations in the late 1970s. Truth of the matter, that was the third incarnation of the band. Renaissance originally began out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, with Keith Relf...

The French National Orchestra With Roger Desormiere Play Music Of Ibert – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sadly, the French conductor Roger Desormiere didn’t fully transition over to the era of the lp record before having his career cut short by a debilitating stroke. He was one of the most widely respected conductors in France, going from the late 1930s all the way to his forced retirement...

Maurice Martenot and Ones Martenot

Maurice Martenot And The Ondes Martenot Quartet Play Music Of Messiaen – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ondes Martenot Quartet – Messiaen – Oraison – Recorded by ORTF, Paris – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something unusual this weekend. The Ondes Martenot Quartet, featuring the inventor Maurice Martenot in a piece written by Olivier Messiaen especially for the Ondes Martenot; Oraison – recorded in the...

Nikolai Demidenko - in concert - 2012

Nikolai Demidenko With Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi And Orchestre National De France In Concert – 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Nikolai Demidenko, piano – Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi And Orchestre National de France – May 3, 2012 – Radio France Musique – Covering familiar territory this weekend with Russian pianist Nikolai Demidenko and Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi leading Orchestre National de France in music of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovksy. Broadcast live by Radio France Musique...

Arthur H – In Session 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders/Session Edition

Further evidence that the Internet is one of the truly most astonishing innovations in recent memory is the amount of access one has to just about every corner and crevasse on the globe, and every musical taste that goes along with it. Case in point – tonight’s Soundbooth features a...

Jacques Ibert

The Paris Conservatory Orchestra Play Music Of Jacques Ibert – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Covering some familiar territory tonight. Familiar composer, but a less familiar work. Jacques Ibert has enjoyed a popularity undiminished with time. Versatile and well regarded during his lifetime, his popularity has only increased since his death 50 years ago. Ibert pursued a successful composing career, writing (sometimes in collaboration with...