Tagged: Moscow

Africa in 1964 2

March 26, 1961 – Soapy Goes To Africa – Fact-Finding In A Region Roiling In Conflict.

The ongoing turmoil/growing pains/strife that marked the Africa Independence Movement in the 1960s continues, to a degree, to this day. But in 1964 it was all pretty fresh. There was The Congo, formerly Belgian Congo, which was undergoing a dramatic upheaval since achieving independence from Belgium in 1961. The entire...

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The National Philharmonic Of Russia Featuring Nikolai Lugansky In Music Of Beethoven And Brahms – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Over to Moscow this week for a concert by The National Philharmonic of Russia, conducted by Vladimir Spivakov and featuring Nikolai Lugansky, Piano. Two works on the program: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Number 4 and Brahms’ Symphony Number 4. The concert was recorded on October 6th of this year by Orpheus...

Leaving Cuban ports

November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

Children in Europe - 1946

Relief And Recovery: A question Of Food – Coming Cold War: A Question Of Meddling – 1946 – UNRRA And The Russia-Iranian Dispute

Cedric Foster – News And Comment – April 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1946 signified one year since the end of World War 2. In that year, the world went from a sigh of relief to an uneasy holding of breath, to glimpses of an uncertain future. In...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...

The Cold War and The Atomic Bomb

Cold War – The Atomic Bomb And The UN – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Atomic Energy And The UN – NBC Radio – Chicago University Round Table – October 24, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Atomic Energy; for good or for extermination – that was the big question hovering over the world in 1948. The Soviet Union was making ominous gestures and...

Kirill Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin And The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Play Music Of Mozart And Strauss – 1972 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam – Kirill Kondrashin, Cond – Jan Wijn, Piano – Nov. 29, 1972 – VPRO – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short but historic concert this week – the legendary Amsterdam Concertgebouw, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin with Dutch pianist Jan Wijn in a performance of the Mozart...