Weekend Gramophone

French National Orchestra With Eugene Bigot Play Music Of Barraud – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Eugene Bigot was one of the most widely respected and recorded conductors during the 1930s and 1940s. During the era of the 78 rpm record, Bigot was responsible for recording more French repertoire heard all over the world than just about any conductor at the time. Sadly, his recording activities...

Maurice Martenot and Ones Martenot

Maurice Martenot And The Ondes Martenot Quartet Play Music Of Messiaen – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ondes Martenot Quartet – Messiaen – Oraison – Recorded by ORTF, Paris – 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something unusual this weekend. The Ondes Martenot Quartet, featuring the inventor Maurice Martenot in a piece written by Olivier Messiaen especially for the Ondes Martenot; Oraison – recorded in the...

Elisabeth Schumann In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a little unusual this weekend. A broadcast recital by the great German-born Soprano Elisabeth Schumann via the RCA Magic Key Program from January 8, 1939. Part of that Golden Age of Operatic Singing, Elisabeth Schumann was a very much loved singer who was an integral part of the Operatic...

(Sir) Malcolm Arnold

BBC Concert Orchestra – Vilem Tausky – Malcolm Arnold – 1957 – Weekend Gramophone

BBC Concert Orchestra – Vilem Tausky and Malcolm Arnold, conductors – Michael Krein, Saxophone – 1957 From a weekly series of concerts featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, a program of works by Malcolm Arnold, Ronald Binge and Sidney Torch with Vilem Tausky and Malcolm Arnold (conducting his own works) and...

Jacques Ibert

The Paris Conservatory Orchestra Play Music Of Jacques Ibert – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Covering some familiar territory tonight. Familiar composer, but a less familiar work. Jacques Ibert has enjoyed a popularity undiminished with time. Versatile and well regarded during his lifetime, his popularity has only increased since his death 50 years ago. Ibert pursued a successful composing career, writing (sometimes in collaboration with...

Rhené Baton

The Hancock Ensemble Play Music Of Rhené Baton, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Bolzoni And Tosti – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

The Hancock Ensemble – Julius Tannenbaum, cond. – Harold Whitcraft, tenor – MBS-KHJ – February 6, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another concert of small works, some unfamiliar, performed by local ensembles and broadcast in the 1930s. This one featuring the Hancock Ensemble, founded and led by G....

William Grant Still

The Hancock Ensemble Play Music Of Griffes, Still, Kellley And Gershwin – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Theme and Variations – The Hancock Ensemble – Loren Powell, Conductor – April 23, 1943 – KHJ, Los Angeles – Mutual Network – Another program of American music performed during the War years by the Hancock Ensemble, conducted by Loren Powelll and featuring Martin Ruderman, flute. This broadcast is from...

Ingolf Dahl - USC Symphony - 1948

American Contemporary Music Festival – USC – 1948 – Ingolf Dahl Leads The USC Symphony Orchestra – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

American Contemporary Music Festival – USC – May 7, 1948 – USC Symphony – Ingolf Dahl, Conductor – The fifth (and last) program from the 1948 American Contemporary Music Fesival, held at the Bovard Auditorium at USC and broadcast over KHJ and KUSC in Los Angeles on May 7, 1948....

Ruggiero Ricci with Bronislaw Gimpel in concert

Ruggiero Ricci With Bronislaw Gimpel And The American Broadcasting Company Symphony Play Paganini – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Ruggiero Ricci, violin with the American Broadcasting Company Symphony – conducted by Bronislaw Gimpel – November 2, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More rarities this week – two legendary violinists sharing the stage – one as conductor and the other as soloist. Ruggiero Rici with The American Broadcasting...