Tagged: 1949

Monte Carlo gets their first crap table.

July 24, 1949 – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Mistaken Identities

– Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2....

December 31, 1949 – Word From The Bay – New Year’s Eve In San Francisco – End Of The 40s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! What getting ready for New Years Eve sounded like in San Francisco in 1949, via KCBS. I originally posted this in 2013 – the City has changed even more since then. Gotten even less affordable to live – less gritty and more gentrified than ever. Well ....

Serge Koussevitsky – In Rehearsal – 1949 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Boston Symphony In Rehearsal With Serge Koussevitsky, Conductor – January 10, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With our first installment of these rehearsal recordings being such a huge success, with so many readers asking for more, I will be posting...

Jacques Ripoche And Jean-Jacques Painchaud Play Music Of Boellmann – 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Leon Boellmann Cello Sonata – 1949 Another rarely performed composer this week, as performed by a then-rising-star Cellist, Jacques Ripoche and legendary pianist-teacher Jean-Jacques Painchaud in a broadcast recital recording made by French Radio in 1949 of the seldom heard composer Leon...

July 24, 1949 – Repudiating Claims – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps –

Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2. The...

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...