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Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

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July 5,1980 – A Respite From Glad-handing – A Packing Of Common Criminals

July 5, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy news day, this July 5, 1980. With Jimmy Carter actively seeking endorsements, he took a brief respite before assuming Presidential duties, and headed to Plains, Georgia for his first time off in 9 months....

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The Grassroots – Live 1967 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Grassroots – live – October 5, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Grassroots were a band with a vague history. Starting off as the brainchild of singer-songwriting of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri, the duo came together in 1965 and immediately hit paydirt with a string of...

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Fabien Sevitzky And The Indianapolis Symphony Play Music Of Lionel Barrymore 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Lionel Barrymore – Piranesi Suite- Indianapolis Symphony – Fabien Sevitzky, cond. – Dec. 17, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Going slightly off the beaten path this weekend. Lionel Barrymore, who is probably best known as an actor, and seen just about every year as the evil Mr. Potter...

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Roy Harris Conducts Roy Harris – 1945 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Roy Harris – Fantasy – The ABC Radio Symphony – Conducted by Roy Harris – October, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Roy Harris was one of the true original and most inventive composers of that period from the early 20th century, until his death in 1979. His landmark...

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Hélène Grimaud With Yannick Nèzet-Sèguin And The Philadelphia Orchestra – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Hélène Grimaud, Piano – The Philadelphia Orchestra – Yannick Nèzet Sèguin, cond. March 3, 2016 The brilliant French pianist Hélène Grimaud this week, accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in a program of only two works – Brahms venerable Piano Concerto Number 2 and Robert...

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Renee France Froment And The André Girard String Orchestra Play Music Of Aubert – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Jacques Aubert – Violin Concerto No. 3 – Renee France Froment, violin – Girard String Orchestra, André Girard, cond. – ORTF Music from the Chateau de Sceaux music festival, circa 1958, featuring the music of late 17th/early 18th century composer Jacques Aubert. Concerto for violin Number 3, as played...

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Rudolf Barshai With Philip Fowke And The Bournemouth Symphony Play Russian Music – 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rudolf Barshai with Philip Fowke – Music Of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – March 1983 – BBC Radio 3 – Another classic concert this week. This time featuring the celebrated Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai, leading his Bournemouth Symphony in music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He is joined by pianist Philip Fowke...

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What To Do About China – May 25, 1946

Our Foreign Policy – Question of China – May 25, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Post-war Far East. The long process of rebuilding and negotiating. The question in 1946 had much to do with China. Under attack and at war since 1937 – overrun by Japanese troops and...

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Francoise Hardy On The Radio 1965 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Francoise Hardy – Radio Performance from l’Olympia – August 1, 1965 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The only problem with the British Invasion of the mid-1960s was that it overshadowed just about everything else that going on musically in the world. In the early 1960s, the...