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Elisabeth Schumann In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a little unusual this weekend. A broadcast recital by the great German-born Soprano Elisabeth Schumann via the RCA Magic Key Program from January 8, 1939. Part of that Golden Age of Operatic Singing, Elisabeth Schumann was a very much loved singer who was an integral part of the Operatic...

Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé Debuts With The New York Philharmonic – 1978 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

New York Philharmonic – Montserrat Caballé, soprano – Zubin Mehta, Cond. – October 5, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. The New York Philharmonic debut of legendary Spanish Soprano Montserrat Cabellé, who joins Zubin Mehta in a performance of Richard Strauss – Four Last...

Andre Watts

André Watts With Erich Leinsdorf And The Boston Symphony Play Music Of Beethoven And Brahms – 1969 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

  Boston Symphony Orchestra – André Watts, Piano – Erich Leinsdorf, Conductor – Tanglewood Festival – July 25, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More history this week. The legendary André Watts with Erich Leinsdorf and The Boston Symphony in a concert of music by Beethoven and Brahms. It...

James Levine - and The Philadelphia orchestra - 1980

James Levine, Alfred Brendel And The Philadelphia Orchestra Play Music Of Beethoven And Schubert – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

James Levine, Conductor – Alfred Brendel, Piano – The Philadelphia Orchestra Concert – November 8, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Historic concerts back in the U.S. this week – The Philadelphia Orchestra, guest conducted by James Levine and featuring Alfred Brendel as Piano soloist in a concert featuring...

Zoltan Kocsis

Zoltan Kocsis With Janos Ferencsik And The Hungarian State Symphony Play Music Of Bartok – 1981 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Hungarian State Symphony – Janos Ferencsik and Zoltan Kocsis – September 25, 1981 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hungarian State Symphony – Janos Ferencsik and Zoltan Kocsis – September 25, 1981 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another historic concert this week. This time from...

Rafael Kubelik

Rafael Kubelik And The Cleveland Orchestra Play Music Of Haydn And Bruckner – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: A classic concert this week. From one of the many guest appearances he made over the decades, a 1980 appearance by the legendary Rafael Kubelik with The Cleveland orchestra, recorded on March 27, 1980 and featuring only two works; the Symphony Number 99 by Haydn and...

Kirsten Flagstad - RCA Magic Key - 1936

Kirsten Flagstad And Frederich Schorr In Recital 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  RCA Magic Key – Kirsten Flagstad and Frederich Schorr excerpt of last act from Die Walküre- November 8, 1936 – More rarely heard recitals from the legendary RCA Magic Key radio series of the 1930s. This time, it’s a remote broadcast from the stage of the San Francisco Opera....

Jarmila Novotna On The Radio – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Jarmila Novotna On The Radio – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – RCA Magic Key Program – Jarmila Novotna – April 30, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Continuing the series of legendary opera stars performing on the radio by way of the landmark RCA Magic Key Program in...

Soprano Helen Jepson On The Radio – 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Soprano Helen Jepson On The Radio – 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Helen Jepson – RCA Magic Key Program – May 24, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Continuing our look at Singers of the 1930s as they appeared on the radio. This week it’s Soprano Helen Jepson, who...

Tenor John McCormack On The Radio – 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Tenor John McCormack On The Radio – 1936 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – RCA Magic Key – John McCormack – Dec. 27, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Unless you’re a fan of Tenors or of Opera, the name John McCormack isn’t going to mean anything to you. And mostly...