Weekend Gramophone

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Georges Migot: Piano Concerto – World Premier – 1964 -Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

George Migot – Piano Concerto – Jacqueline Eymar, Piano – ORTF Symphony, Manuel Rosenthal, cond – June 26, 1964 – ORTF -Gordon Skene Sound Collection World Premiers this weekend. The French Composer/painter/poet/writer Georges Migot (1891-1976) and the premier of his Piano Concerto, completed in 1962 and given its world premier...

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Music Of Pierre Mercure – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Pierre Mercure: La Rite du Soleil Noir – CBC Symphony – Jean Beaudet, Cond. – CBC Transcription Service – Back up to Canada this week for a performance of La Rite du Soleil Noir by Pierre Mercure. This is a broadcast session originally aired in 1957, featuring the CBC Symphony,...

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The Music Of Marcel Mihalovici – Guy Deplus, Flute – ORTF Chamber Orch. André Girard, Cond. – 1962 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Mihalovici – Musique Nocturne Op. 87 – Guy Deplus, Clarinet – ORTF Chamber Orch, André Girard, Cond. – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Over to France this week for music by the Romanian/French composer Marcel Mihalovici, as performed in this circa 1962 radio broadcast by Guy de Plus, Clarinet and...

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Thor Johnson And The Boston Symphony Rehearse Mozart And Vaughan Williams – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Thor Johnson, guest Conductor – Boston Symphony – in rehearsal – January 17, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing historic Boston Symphony rehearsals this week with a rehearsal of the Orchestra by Thor Johnson, one of the first Conductors, born and trained in the U.S. to lead an...

Henri Nosco conducts music of John Parsons Beach 0

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...