Tagged: Canada

Classroom 1950s

Who Should Pay For Higher Education? 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  It seems odd now, but the question of education and how it should be paid for has been an issue going on, in America at least, for well over 100 years. Who is entitled to an education? Who deserves one? Is education for everyone? Or is it only for...

Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills – Live At Route du Rock 2016 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Psychic Ills – in concert at Route du Rock 2016 – recorded on August 12, 2016 – Radio France FIP – More samples from Summer Festival season this year. Tonight it’s New York-based Psychic Ills taking the stage at Route du Rock in St. Malo, France earlier this month. Around...

Guy Fallot

Guy Fallot, Vlado Perlemuter And Lorand Fenyves Play Music Of Ravel – 1964 Jeunesses Musicales – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a bit different this week. A concert from Canadian Jeunesses Musicales held during the Summer of 1964, and featuring (as always) a veritable who’s who of world musicians. This concert, all-Ravel, features the noted French cellist Guy Fallot, French/Hungarian violinist Lorand Fenyves and the celebrated Lithuanian/French pianist Vlado Perlemuter....

Alexander Brott

Brott Conducts Brott – The Montreal Chamber Orchestra 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Heading back up to Canada this week for a performance (presumably the premier performance) of a work by Alexander Brott, one of that country’s most celebrated composer/conductors. The piece, Three Astral Visions was recorded shortly after its completion in 1959 by the CBC, in a studio performance featuring Brott conducting...

Jacques Aubert

Renee France Froment And The André Girard String Orchestra Play Music Of Aubert – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  Jacques Aubert – Violin Concerto No. 3 – Renee France Froment, violin – Girard String Orchestra, André Girard, cond. – ORTF Music from the Chateau de Sceaux music festival, circa 1958, featuring the music of late 17th/early 18th century composer Jacques Aubert. Concerto for violin Number 3, as played...

Rudolf Barshai

Rudolf Barshai With Philip Fowke And The Bournemouth Symphony Play Russian Music – 1983 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Rudolf Barshai with Philip Fowke – Music Of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky – March 1983 – BBC Radio 3 – Another classic concert this week. This time featuring the celebrated Russian conductor Rudolf Barshai, leading his Bournemouth Symphony in music of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. He is joined by pianist Philip Fowke...

Michel Perraut

Michel Perrault – Sextet 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Michel Perrault – Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and String Quartet – The Montreal String Quartet – CBC Radio – 1956 Michel Perrault this weekend. The extraordinary (and still very much with us) Canadian Composer Michel Perrault and his Sextet for Harp, Clarinet and Strings – composed in 1955 and given...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...