Tagged: Arts

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...

The French National Orchestra With Roger Desormiere Play Music Of Ibert – 1951 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Sadly, the French conductor Roger Desormiere didn’t fully transition over to the era of the lp record before having his career cut short by a debilitating stroke. He was one of the most widely respected conductors in France, going from the late 1930s all the way to his forced retirement...

Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexys Midnight Runners – In Session – 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people recall Dexys Midnight Runners as the band who gave us Come On Eileen, one of the big pop hits that defined the 1980s. But they were a lot more than a one hit band (they had another big hit, Geno, which was big in the UK and not...

Portishead – Live At Glastonbury 2013 – Past Daily Backstage Pass

One of my favorite bands of the last 20 years, Portishead in concert are always an eagerly anticipated event. And they certainly didn’t disappoint this year at Glasto. Beth Gibbons‘ mesmerizing vocals, mistakenly considered doom-laden by some, but once you realize that one of her influences was Edith Piaf, take...

The Voce Quartet In Music Of Mozart, Turina And Brahms – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Voce Quartet in Concert at Festival of Summer Nights – August 2, 2014 – Radio France Musique Over to Paris this week for a concert featuring Rising Young Stars recipients Quatuor Voce (The Voce Quartet) in a program of music...

The Polish Radio Symphony With Agata Szymczewska Play Music Of Bernstein, Mendelssohn And Mahler – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Polish Radio Symphony In Concert – Jacek Kaspszyk, cond. – Agata Szymczewska, violin – Feb. 8, 2013 – Polish Radio/Radio Nacional España Over to Katowice, Poland this week for a concert by the Polish Radio Symphony, conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk...

Can – In Concert From Lyon – 1976 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Can – Live at Lyon, France – January 17, 1976 – Band soundboard. One of my favorite bands of all time tonight. Can were part of that initial wave of Progressive music to come out of Europe in the early 1970s....

A Word Or Two From Buckminster Fuller – 1970 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBC Radio Canada – Interview with Buckminster Fuller – 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The name R. Buckminster Fuller might draw a few blanks with some people in recent years. His revolutionary ideas and concepts served as a backdrop and...