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Sergiu Celibidache - in concert from Lausanne - 1974 4

Martha Argerich With Sergiu Celibidache And Orchestre National de France In Concert At Lausanne – 1974 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert.

Martha Argerich with Sergiu Celibidache and Orchestra National de France – in concert at The Lausanne Festival – June 6, 1974 – RTS, Lausanne, Switzerland. A historic concert this week. Orchestre National de France led by the legendary Rumanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache and featuring the iconic Martha Argerich in a...

Rafael Kubelik

Rafael Kubelik And The Cleveland Orchestra Play Music Of Haydn And Bruckner – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: A classic concert this week. From one of the many guest appearances he made over the decades, a 1980 appearance by the legendary Rafael Kubelik with The Cleveland orchestra, recorded on March 27, 1980 and featuring only two works; the Symphony Number 99 by Haydn and...

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra – Hungarian Relief Fund Concert 1956 – Happy 105th – December 12, 1956 – Pop Chronicles

    Frank Sinatra turns 105 today. The singer who became so identified with the Big Band era of the 1940s, and who branched out to become one of the Entertainment world’s great icons of the 20th century, was born on this December 12th in 1915. There is very little...

December 11, 1957 – A Word Or Two From Frank Lloyd Wright + A Lot Of Christmas Music – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

There was a time when radio had a habit of mixing things up – going from serious news or conversation to festive holiday music didn’t seem that much of a jarring stretch at the time. The assumption was, the audience would adjust accordingly. Case in point – here is a...

John Lennon - vigil

December 8, 1980 – Dream Is Over – The Death Of John Lennon

Stunned incomprehensible silence. That was a reaction many people had when they first heard the news that John Lennon was dead, gunned down as he stepped out of a car, on his way home from a recording session. And as the news reports came in – and as word repeated...

Camilla Wicks - in concert -1946

Camilla Wicks With Leopold Stokowski And The L.A. Phil. – Hollywood Bowl – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone.

Camilla Wicks, violin – Los Angeles Philharmonic -Leopold Stokowski, cond. – 1946 Season – Hollywood Bowl – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the very sad news earlier this week that the legendary violinist Camilla Wicks had died at the age of 92, I found this broadcast of her Hollywood Bowl...

James Brown in concert - 1966

James Brown – Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1966 – Past Daily Holiday Backstage Pass

I ran a portion of this concert (the last half only) a few years ago. But I realized, the only way you could really appreciate this concert, and in fact the true magnitude of the talent of James Brown, was to listen to the entire concert; at almost three hours....