Premiers

Harold Pinter – A Night Out – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

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...

In A Word; Disaster – May 21, 1940 0

In A Word; Disaster – May 21, 1940

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News For May 21, 1940 – CBS Special Report – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day where things looked particularly grim, this May 21st, 75 years ago. With the German Army advancing into Belgium and crossing into...

Igor Stravinsky And The New York Philharmonic In A Radio Premier – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone 0

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Radio Beat – Our Position Versus The Russians – March 18, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection At the time of this broadcast, March 18, 1958, the Cold War had been going on for some 13 years. Glimmers...

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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...

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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,...