Unreleased recordings

Roy Harris

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...

Hélène Grimaud

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...

Jacques Aubert

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...

Rudolf Barshai

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...

Mao Tse-Tung

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...

Francoise Hardy

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...

Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield – Live In London 1990 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Curtis Mayfield – live At Town & Country, London – 1990 – BBC Radio 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Change of pace for Sunday night – a taste of Soul by way of the legendary Curtis Mayfield. The man who gave us a flood of hits with his...

René Amengual

The Music Of René Amengual – NBC Studio Orchestra – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  René Amengual – Preludio – NBC Studio Orchestra – Joseph Stulpak, cond. June 24, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mid-twentieth century music from Chile this week, via composer, pianist and educator René Amengual in a rare performance of his Preludio for Orchestra, composed in 1934 and performed...

Farmingdale - May 16, 1938

Soon Over Farmingdale – America’s First Air Raid Drill – May 16, 1938

  Farmingdale Long Island – Eyewitness reports of First Air Raid Drill in U.S. – May 16, 1938 – WOR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With ominous war clouds gathering over Europe, the question of preparedness in America was being considered. War was going to be different in the...

Maurice Emmanuel

Yvonne Lefébure Plays Music Of Maurice Emmanuel 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Maurice Emmanuel – Sonatine Number 3 – Yvonne Lefébure, piano – Centenary Concert 1962 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Maurice Emmanuel this weekend, as played by the legendary French pianist Yvonne Lefébure, who frequently played Emmanuel’s works and was the dedicatee of his...