Tagged: French Radio

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Devy Erlih Plays The Music Of Pierre-Max Dubois – 1957 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

I originally ran this post a few years via my old website, but many readers weren’t happy with the sound quality available at the time. So, as promised, I am running it again with new and improved sound and a new transfer. This is the World Premier performance of the...

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...

Renaissance – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people remember Renaissance as the band which had a number of concept albums and hits via the FM-AOR format stations in the late 1970s. Truth of the matter, that was the third incarnation of the band. Renaissance originally began out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, with Keith Relf...

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...

Jacques Ibert

The Paris Conservatory Orchestra Play Music Of Jacques Ibert – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Covering some familiar territory tonight. Familiar composer, but a less familiar work. Jacques Ibert has enjoyed a popularity undiminished with time. Versatile and well regarded during his lifetime, his popularity has only increased since his death 50 years ago. Ibert pursued a successful composing career, writing (sometimes in collaboration with...

Erik Satie

Guillaume Vincent Plays The Music Of Erik Satie – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Guillaume Vincent In Recital – Erik Satie – Musée d’Orsay – February 16, 2016 – Radio France Musique – The Music of Erik Satie this week, with Guillaume Vincent in recital at Musée d’Orsay, recorded on February 16 of this year by the venerable Radio France Musique. A program of...

French National Orchestra And Eugène Bigot Play Music Of Gustave Charpentier 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

French National Orchestra And Eugène Bigot Play Music Of Gustave Charpentier 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Gustave Charpentier – Napoli from Impressions d’Italie – FNO – Bigot – circa 1952 – ORTF, Paris – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gustave Charpentier, a name that may not ring many bells now, but during the 20th century, was one of the most popular composers of Opera; primarily based...

Manuel Rosenthal And The French National Orchestra Play Music Of Chabrier – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chabrier: Suite Pastorale – FNO conducted by Manuel Rosenthal – 1952 – ORTF Studio Session Familiar ground this weekend. Manuel Rosenthal is certainly no stranger to collectors, nor is Emanuel Chabrier to Music lovers. Today it’s a performance of his very...

Maurice Gendron With Eugenè Bigot And The Paris Radio Symphony Play Music Of Francaix – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Francaix: Fantasie for Cello and Orch. – Maurice Gendron, Cello – Paris Radio Symphony – Eugenè Bigot, cond. – Rec. July 4, 1952 – Paris Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Back to classic and rare performances from French Radio in...