Vintage Recordings

Ruth Posselt in rehearsal with the Boston Symphony

Ruth Posselt With Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Bloch And Haydn – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Ruth Posselt with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 24, 1951 Become a Patron! Continuing our series of Boston Symphony Rehearsals. This week it’s the BSO under Music Director Charles Munch and the legendary American violinist Ruth Posselt in a rehearsal of Ernst Bloch‘s Baal Shem...

Getting Sick In America – Healthcare In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Second Sunday – August 11, 1968 Become a Patron! Since the subject of Healthcare has been front-and-center in the media and most conversation the past few decades, it’s sobering to know it’s not a new argument. In fact, the subject of affordable healthcare has been argued since...

Vietnam - the turning point

July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

Henri Nosco conducts music of John Parsons Beach

The Music Of John Parsons Beach – Henri Nosco And The NBC Studio Orchestra – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

John Parsons Beach: Orleans Alley – NBC Studio Orchestra – Henri Nosco, cond. – Jan. 20, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Music of John Parsons Beach this weekend. No idea who he is? Well, according to Nicholas Slonimsky’s Seventh Edition of Baker’s Biographica Dictionary Of Musicians, John Parsons...

Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Koussevitzky And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Vaughan-Williams – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Serge Koussevitzky and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – March 14, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Ralph Vaughan-Williams, as conducted by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony, from a rehearsal broadcast of March 14, 1949. In addition to being a widely admired and celebrated conductor,...

Rafael Kubelik - Chicago Symphony - 1983

Rafael Kubelik And The Chicago Symphony – Live 1983 – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rafael Kubelik with The Chicago Symphony – Smetana: Ma Vlast (Complete) – Broadcast of October 27, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. Former Music Director of the Chicago Symphony in the early 1950s, now guest conducting the orchestra in the first of 5 concerts...