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Weekend Gramophone

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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...

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Reah Sadowsky Plays Music Of Netto, Mignone And Vianna – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Reah Sadowsky – Recital from Prize Album A-1 (issued 1946) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Taking a brief respite from BSO rehearsals this week to offer three pieces from what is believed to be the only commercial recording by the highly regarded (in Piano circles) but almost completely obscure...

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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,...

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Charles Munch And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Music Of Randall Thompson – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Munch and The Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Randall Thompson; Symphony No. 3 – Dukas; Sorcerer’s Apprentice – March 27, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another from the 1940s/early 1950s series Boston Symphony In Rehearsal. This week it’s the rehearsal of a world premier – Symphony Number...

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Igor Stravinsky Rehearses The Boston Symphony – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Boston Symphony – February 7, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Igor Stravinsky rehearses the BSO in Le Baiser de la Fée (The Fairy’s Kiss) on February 7, 1949. Several years ago, I ran a series of several of these rehearsal broadcasts; extremely informative, illustrative...

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The Coolidge String Quartet Play Music Of Charles Martin Loeffler – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Charles Martin Loeffler – Music For Four Stringed Instruments – Coolidge String Quartet – RCA Victor 78 rpm set – M-534 – 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More Americana this week – this time in the form of German-American composer/violinist Charles Martin Loeffler and an original set of...

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Morton Gould – Piano Compositions – 1940 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Morton Gould – Plays Original Piano Compositions – Decca Records 78 rpm Set – 195 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Definitely not one of the “unsung, overlooked or under-appreciated” voices in American music this weekend, Morton Gould managed to cross that bridge between Pop, Classical and “easy Listening” in...

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André Navarra And Henriette Roget Play Music Of Jean-Baptiste Bréval – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jean-Baptiste Bréval – Sonata In G Major – André Navarra, Cello – Henriette Roget, Piano – ORTF Studios – Paris, circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic musicians in less-than-familiar Baroque music this weekend. Taking the occasional break from 20th Century composers, or the neglected ones of the...

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Florian Hollard Ensemble Play Music Of Florent Schmitt – 1967 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Florent Schmitt – Lied et Scherzo – Florian Hollard Ensemble – 1967 – Paris Studios – ORTF recording – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Florent Schmitt this weekend. Described as “one of the most fascinating of France’s lesser-known classical composers”, Schmitt has witnessed a revival of his...