Weekend Gramophone

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Oubradous Plays Challan – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Become a Patron! Another of the lately-less known French composers featured this weekend. Rene Challan is probably better recognized among collectors as the producer of some of the great recording sessions to come out of France in the 1950’s and 1960’s, associated with EMI France (Pathè Marconi). But he was...

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Andrè Jolivet And Lucette Descaves Play Jolivet – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jolivet Piano Concerto – Descaves-Jolivet The music of Andrè Jolivet is hardly played in public and seldom heard, even on disc. A staunch defender of the school of atonality he never really endeared himself to the audience or critics who were not...

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Marcel Mule Plays The Music of Debussy – 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio player: Debussy – Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra – 1955 To more familiar territory this week. Still by way of French Radio in the 1950’s. The repertoire is Debussy this time. The Rhapsodie Orientale for Saxophone and Orchestra featuring the legendary saxophonist...

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Gaby Casadesus And The Pascal Quartet Play Robert Casadesus – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Casadesus – Quintet for Piano And Strings Back to French Radio transcriptions this week with a work by legendary pianist Robert Casadesus, who was not as well known as a composer as he was a musician. His Piano Quintet in D Minor...

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Jacque Dupont Plays Jacque Dupont – In Concert 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jacque-Dupont – Divertissement for Piano And Orch. 1948 Sometimes history can be frustrating. In the case of this recording, it’s a matter of damaged discs coupled with not the best recording at the time. A world premier performance of the Divertissement For...

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Roy Harris Conducts Roy Harris – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

1.Fantasy – American Broadcasting Co. Symphony – Roy Harris, cond. 2. Folk Rhythms Of Today – American Broadcasting Co. Symphony – Roy Harris, Cond. I posted both of these pieces a few years ago via my now-defunct Newstalgia site. Since I have realize there is a whole new audience here,...

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Andrè Cluytens – At The 1949 Besancon Festival – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Another recording from the 1949 Besancon Festival. This week, a live performance of Florent Schmitt’s La Tragèdie de Salomè featuring the legendary French/Belgian conductor Andrè Cluytens leading the Paris Conservatory Orchestra. Schmitt has slipped a bit in popularity over the years – his works aren’t played all that much in...

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Sir Thomas Beecham And The Royal Philharmonic In Concert – 1947 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

BBC Symphony – Sir Thomas Beecham/Betty Humby Beecham -1947 To the heavy, cumbersome, oversized BBC Transcriptions this week for a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by the legendary and amiable Sir Thomas Beecham in an all-Mozart program, recorded on April 28, 1947. Starting off with the Overture to...