Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Serge Koussevitsky - (Getty Photos)

Talking About And Talking With Serge Koussevitsky – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Surprises await you: Become a Patron! In the early 1970s, when National Public Radio was getting off the ground, getting its feet wet and finding its way, it was an exciting adventure in the possibilities of what Educational Radio could achieve. The promise, though reached, was never sustained and has...

Bruce Davison in The Strawberry Statement - 1970

James Simon Kunen Talks About The Strawberry Statement – 1970 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

James Simon Kunen – Interview from On Screen – WBAI-FM – June 26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some things age well – some things age not at all and some things age poorly. In the Arts it’s a matter of subjectivity. Music we’ve heard and books we’ve...

Alice B. Toklas

Alice B. Toklas Has A Word Or Two And A Recipe For Her Infamous Brownies – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Become a Patron! Alice B.Toklas. The name might not ring many bells with generations born after the 1960s. But during the 60s, during the blossoming of the Counterculture, she was an icon, and maybe more than her companion Gertrude Stein, became the face of the burgeoning drug culture that sprang...

Ruth Posselt in rehearsal with the Boston Symphony

Ruth Posselt With Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Bloch And Haydn – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Ruth Posselt with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 24, 1951 Become a Patron! Continuing our series of Boston Symphony Rehearsals. This week it’s the BSO under Music Director Charles Munch and the legendary American violinist Ruth Posselt in a rehearsal of Ernst Bloch‘s Baal Shem...

Gerald Moore Talks Piano – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Gerald Moore – in conversation with Bernard Levin – BBC Radio – 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Gerald Moore, probably one of the key figures in the role of piano accompaniment in the world of Classical music for much of the 20th century. He redefined...

San Francisco - 1963

A Walking Tour Of San Francisco In 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

San Francisco as described by Herb Gold – 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – San Francisco; a city that, anyone who has spent any amount of time visiting or living in comes away with an impression that is unmistakable. San Francisco has always been a city of contrasts and...

Western Landscape -- Maynard Dixon 1927

Call Of The Range – Cliffie Stone And The Plainsmen – 1946 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Call Of The Range – Cliffie Stone With The Plainsmen – CBS Radio/KNX Los Angeles – October 21, 1946- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is something you absolutely don’t hear anymore. Not unless you already know about, grew up with, have been a fan of or have a propensity...

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh Discusses His Uncle Vincent – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Interview with Vincent Willem van Gogh – Burton Cumming, Director of Communications, New York Graphic Society. – April 9, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Vincent Willem van Gogh, son of Theo and Johanna, was named after his famous uncle, but throughout his early years he strove to make...

Paris By Night - 1939

Paris By Night – 1939 – D. E. Inglebrecht, Germaine Martinelli, Wal-Berg And His Orchestra – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Paris By Night- Co-production of Paris Radio/NBC Blue Network and the CBC in Canada – March 21, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Paris By Night – it probably looked very good on paper, it was an ambitious project and it was a showcase for the technological advances that...

China Under Mao - 1949

1949: And It Sounded Like This – Past Daily Year-End Gallimaufry

1949: Voices And Events For The Year – NBC Radio – December 31, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1949 – a year in the dim-distant past for most of us, but a year that, not unlike the annual Christmas Fruitcake, was the gift that kept on giving for...