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March 24, 1994 – In A Heartbeat – Assassination Of A Candidate

News for this day, twenty years ago had much to do with shock and horror surrounding the assassination of Mexican Presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, gunned down while celebrating an election victory in Tijuana the evening before.  The alleged assassin, 23 year old Mario Aburto Martinez; a mechanic and Pacifist, was...

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New London String Ensemble Play Music Of Peter Warlock – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Peter Warlock: Serenade for Strings – New London String Ensemble – BBC Session – February 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded...

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Lily Bienvenu Plays Bienvenu – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Within the vast heading of The History Of Music, I don’t think there is, or will ever be, a shortage of musicians and composers whose work has gone mostly unnoticed, or at best, largely underrated. Lily Bienvenu is one of those composers. To be fair, she is known for composing...

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Pietro Scarpini With Nino Sanzogno And The BBC Symphony In Music Of Mendelssohn, Petrassi And Mussorgsky – 1959 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Another historic concert from the vault. This week it’s the BBC Symphony, in concert from Royal Festival Hall in May of 1959, guest conducted by Nino Sanzogno with the legendary Italian Pianist Pietro Scarpini in music of Mendelssohn, Petrassi and Moussorgsky. The program starts with the Italian Symphony of Mendelssohn....

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Elastica – Live At Bristol Sound City Festival – 1995 – Nights At The Roundtable: Festival Edition

Staying with the 90s again this week and one of the less-celebrated bands of the Brit-Pop Invasion, Elastica. In mid-1992, ex-Suede band members Justine Frischmann and Justin Welch decided to form a group. By the autumn of that year, bassist Annie Holland and guitarist Donna Matthews were added. After initially...

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March 4, 1950 – “Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person”: The Klaus Fuchs Affair – The Ever-Present Cult Of Doom.

News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of the key figures in the development of the Atomic Bomb, David Lilienthal referred to...

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An Interview With Dame Myra Hess – 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry: Talking About Music.

I grew up listening to the recordings of Dame Myra Hess on 78’s because as a kid, I wasn’t trusted with the lps in my parents collection and was relegated to the breakable, scratchy 78’s I got at Salvation Army Thrift shops because they were cheap at the time and...

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Kaleidoscope – Live At The 1968 Newport Folk Festival – Past Daily Soundbooth

Not to be confused with the UK Psych band of the same name, the U.S. Kaleidoscope were one of the more eclectic assemblages of musicians ever to hit the stage in the 1960s. Incorporating a wild array of Middle Eastern instruments and freely tossing World Beat rhythms into their songs...