Tagged: Paris

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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...

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The Tourists – In Concert – 1979 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Tourists for a Monday night – Live At The Paris Theatre, London – June 23, 1979 – BBC Radio 1. The Tourists had a reasonable following in the U.S., but nothing compared to the success when Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart left to form The Eurythmics. Guitarists Peet Coombes...

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November 24, 1939 – Two Months Into War – Slow To Face Threat – Paris Carries On.

A little less than two months into the shooting war in Europe, the news was filled reports of preparations and precautions going on throughout Europe. News from the front, with German reconnaissance planes penetrating French lines and being thrown back. Skirmishes in the air. From Paris came word of pending...

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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...

German troops in Kiev

October 19, 1941 – All Eyes On Moscow

News for this October 19th in 1941 was about the Eastern Front. The German drive to Moscow before the first snows of Winter. The big push was in the area of the Caucasus; the huge Oil fields of Baku which, if captured would mean the German Army would cut off...

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...

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...