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Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos And The N.Y. Phil. Play Music Of Harilaos Perpessa – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Dimitri Mitropoulos and The N.Y. Phil – Perpessa: Christus Symphony – Dec. 10, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dimitri Mitropoulos leads the New York Philharmonic this week in the Radio premier of a new work by Greek Modernist composer, Harilaos Perpessa. The Christus Symphony was a work in...

Harold Pinter – A Night Out – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Harold Pinter – A Night Out – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – A Night Out – By Harold Pinter – World Premier – March 1, 1960 – BBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The arrival of Harold Pinter on the Theatrical scene in the late 1950s caused a stir, a sensation and a harbinger of things to...

May 21, 1940 – German Invasion Into France – In A Word: Disaster

A day where things looked particularly grim, this May 21st, 80 years ago. With the German Army advancing into Belgium and crossing into France, and with the French Army in a state of disarray and chaos, the situation was looking bleaker by the hour. The British Army, now heading to...

Igor Stravinsky And The New York Philharmonic In A Radio Premier – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky And The New York Philharmonic In A Radio Premier – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – New York Philharmonic – Igor Stravinsky, cond. – January 27, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A Radio Premier this weekend. The first broadcast performance of the then-recently completed Symphony In 3 Movements by Igor Stravinsky, with...

Charles Munch And The New York Philharmonic – Honegger: Joan Of Arc At The Stake (U.S. Premier) – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – New York Philharmonic – Soloists and Chorus conducted by Charles Munch. Artur Honegger: Joan Of Arc At The Stake (U.S. Broadcast premier) – January 4, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I hesitated to run this for...

Pierre Dervaux, Vincent Geminiani And The ORTF Chamber Orchestra Play Music Of Raymond Loucheur – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Raymond Loucheur – Concerto For Percussion And Orchestra – 1963 – ORTF Radio Session Something special tonight. I haven’t really played much in the way of 1960s contemporary French Orchestra sessions via ORTF. So when I ran across this performance of...

Charles Munch And The French National Orchestra Premier An Honegger Symphony – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Charles Munch, cond. The French National Orchestra – Honegger: Symphony Number 5 (World Premier) – March 9, 1951 – ORTF – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few months ago I ran a rehearsal with Charles Munch and The Boston Symphony, preparing...

March 18, 1958 – Cold War Thaws And Tensions – Adlai Stevenson, Pierre Mendes France And Hugh Gaitskill – Past Daily Reference Room

If you can: Become a Patron! At the time of this broadcast, March 18, 1958, the Cold War had been going on for some 13 years. Glimmers of hope every now and then, thaws in frozen relationships, but some incident always set the agitation back, some change of political heart,...

Cincinnati Symphony With Eugene Goosens And Marjorie Lawrence – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network – The Magic Key – Cincinnati Symphony, Eugene Goosens – April 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A rare concert from the 1930s this weekend. From the radio series The Magic Key, the program devoted the whole...

A World Premier By Hindemith – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra – CBS Symphony, Thor Johnson – World Premier – May 15, 1949 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Something special this weekend. A world premier performance of the Concerto for Woodwinds,...