Over to the World of Big Bands this weekend with a concert by The Stan Kenton Orchestra, recorded outside of Dayton Ohio on September 16, 1952.
Dizzy Gillespie this weekend. In a concert given on his 70th birthday at Arkadenhof Rathuas in Vienna on July 17, 1987 and recorded by Austrian Radio.
The 2-hour concert featuring Odetta, Bud Travis and the Peter Paul Mary, in concert at The Hollywood Bowl during Folk Night 1963, recorded on August 2, 1963.
Historic, unusual, and adventurous. Steel Mill, one of the earliest bands featuring Bruce Springsteen, in concert at The Matrix in San Francisco on January 13, 1970.
Featuring Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Artur Rodzinski, recorded live at The Hollywood Bowl on July 25, 1950.
Rubicon in concert tonight – recorded live in concert at Essen, Germany on November 30, 1992.
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
Nina Simone - Live at Mickery Theatre, Loenersloot - Netherlands - December 25, 1965
The music of Peter Warlock is seldom played these days, but probably more so than it was during his lifetime. Only two of his works were recorded prior to his death in 1930, and the only public performance of his work came in 1929, just a year before his death. A tragic figure, but also an enigma.
Historic concerts again this week. This one from Switzerland featuring Orchestre de la Suisse Romande led by then-music Director Wolfgang Sawallisch and featuring pianist Rudolf Serkin in a program of music of Handel, Brahms and Honegger. It was recorded on October 8, 1975 by Radio Suisse Romande.
Another dose of Americana tonight, by way of the venerable Eastman-Rochester Symphony, conducted by none other than Howard Hanson. A recreation of a portion of the first concert given spotlighting new American composers which the Eastman-Rochester Symphony took part in on May 19, 1925. This portion
In honor of Easter and recorded between April 1 and 8, 1950 for the radio broadcast series Pioneers Of Music, a complete performance in English of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion BWV 244. With soloists: Tenor [Narrator]: Rudolf Petrak; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: James Pease; Soprano: Ann Ayars; Contralto: M
A rare 1953 interview this weekend with one of the pivotal figures in the rediscovery and cultural rescue mission of music from the time of Bach and before. Wanda Landowska, who lived from 1879 to 1959, embraced the musical literature of the Harpsichord at a time when almost no one else was. Lik
Paul Hindemith: Concerto for Woodwinds, Harp and Orchestra – CBS Symphony, Thor Johnson – World Premier – May 15, 1949 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Maria Muldaur, who had scored a huge hit in the early 1970s with Midnight At The Oasis, had been well established in the New York Folk Scene since the early 1960s. Certainly no stranger to branching out and taking musical chances, Muldaur met and worked with Jazz/Modern Music legend Benny Carter – w