Fricsay was one of the great Conductors of the 1950’s whose life was cut tragically short but whose recordings have been reissued lately and whose popularity has only increased over the years.
The complete concert, broken up on two players. Here’s what’s on:
Un enregistrement du 8 février 1956
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
direction Ferenc Fricsay
Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Part 1 – B. Bartok: Divertimento pour orches-
tre à cordes, Sz 113;BB 118
– F. Liszt: Concerto pour piano et
orchestre, no 2, en la majeur,
R 456;S 125
Part 2 – J. Brahms: Symphonie no 1,
en ut mineur, op. 68
It’s always a welcome sign when the radio networks of Europe open their vaults from time to time. There is a lot to enjoy.
Wish we could do the same here but . . . . oh well.
After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a renewed effort to keep America moving.
President Roosevelt: “ We have sometimes called it Social Legislation. We have sometimes called it legislation to end abuses of the past. We have sometimes called it legislation for human security. And we have sometimes called it legislation to better our fellow citizens who would not have the essentials of life, or hope for an American standard of living. Some of us have labeled it a wider and more equitable distribution of wealth in our land. It has included among its aims to liberalize and broaden the control of vast industries, lodged today in the hands of a relatively small group of individuals of very great financial power. But all of these definitions and labels are essentially the expression of one consistent thought; they represent a constantly growing sense of human decency. Human decency throughout our nation.”
And seventy-two years later, the words still ring true.
A funny thing happened on the way to Kaesong; roadblocks.
This day in 1951 started off optimistically with the arrival of a UN negotiation team to Kaesong in Korea to begin Peace Talks aimed at ending the Korean War. No easy feat, it seemed. As the road to Kaesong was roadblocked and prone to long delays by the Chinese Communists who controlled the road to the negotiation site. Concerns in Washington that the Chinese would make propaganda hay out of the photo op were right, for once. Long lines of UN convoys, stuck on the road and seemingly defenseless made for great Communist commentary.
Meanwhile, President Truman asked Congress to give him the right to set the effective date for officially ending World War 2. Truman went on toe blame Russia for splitting Germany and keeping the Eastern portion for its gathering Empire. Hard to believe that, after almost seven years, the War wasn’t “officially” over.
President Truman was also keeping an eye on the Middle East by sending W. Averill Harriman to Tehran to negotiate a settlement between the British government and the Mossadegh government over the Oil production issue.
And finally; Contempt charges were filed against writer Dashiell Hammett in connection with the Communist conspiracy scare in Hollywood.
That, and a lot more via The Edward R. Murrow News Program with Don Hollenbeck substituting, for this Monday July 9, 1951. From CBS Radio.