GERM Project

GERM Project · 23. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you MAY NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight's show will explore OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM LPs, music of protest, organized vulgarity and the forgotten past. We will start with a New York rock band, THE FUGS, that was closely associated with ALAN...
GERM Project · 09. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you MAY NOT KNOW, then the Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! I am in the last phase of moving into my NEW LISTENING PLACE and am sorting boxes of LPs onto the correct shelves. Many LPs are coming to light for the first time, as well as records that I have not seen for...
GERM Project · 02. September 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you DID NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight we will be hearing from the AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC ANTHOLOGY, a 1952 LP transfer of rare and priceless 78 RPM blues and folk music recorded between 1927 and 1933. This is also known as the HARRY SMITH...
GERM Project · 26. August 2020
If you are the sort of person that HUNGERS for the new, the strange, the astonishing music you DID NOT KNOW, then Golden Era Recorded Music project is for you! It's all about the great vinyl LPs from 1948 to 1988. We play LPs on a classic WELL-TEMPERED turntable direct to ZOOM via computer! Tonight we hear a BIG overture for orchestra from the distaff side of the species, DAME ETHYL SMYTH. No man ever beat this one for drama, power and soaring melody! Two LPs by the great FATS WALLER will show...
GERM Project · 19. August 2020
For tonight's program, we will start with the BRUBECK not played last time. Then we will be auditioning 2 examples of great conducting in great recording spaces, one of which is tragically gone. EDUARD Van BEINUM and his COCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA are at their golden glowing best in Brahms Symphony 4 and the 80 year old PIERRE MONTEUX does a SLEEPING BEAUTY for all the young conductors to marvel mover. A new discovery for me is the BRITISH COMPOSER JOHN FOULDS; we will hear part of his 1928 DYNAMIC...
GERM Project · 05. August 2020
The years 1948-1988 are the GOLDEN ERA of RECORDED MUSIC for two reasons: the art of analog recording (started by Thomas Edison in 1878) reached an astonishing level of technical perfection, superior even to today's digital systems, AND the planet's musical cultures were at their ripe best, soon to be diluted or disappear altogether. Each Wednesday we explore this world-wide treasure on LP records. We GUARANTEE you will hear something new! Tonight we will do a follow-up to last week's lecture...
GERM Project · 29. July 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music project is an ongoing exploration of the ANALOG RECORDING ERA on PLANET EARTH (1948 to 1988). Every Wednesday we play the LP RECORDS of that time, from all corners of the planet and in every style of music. We GUARANTEE you will hear something new each night! Tonight we will be hearing a MUSICAL LECTURE by possibly the greatest teacher of music ever: LEONARD BERNSTEIN. He will be talking about how Beethoven composed the 1st movement of his SYMPHONY NO. 5 Bernstein...
GERM Project · 15. July 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music project is an ongoing exploration of the ANALOG RECORDING ERA on PLANET EARTH (1948 to 1988). Every Wednesday we play the LP RECORDS of that time, from all corners of the planet and in every style of music. We GUARANTEE you will hear something new each night! Tonight we hear the OTHER piano concerto by MAURICE RAVEL (after last week's CONCERTO FOR THE LEFT HAND). Jazz-inspired following an extended visit to America I the late 1920's, it is at once sizzling and...
GERM Project · 01. July 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music Project is a weekly show for MUSICAL EXPLORERS who want to go where their ears have never been before. It's the FOURTH OF JULY and we will hear how CHARLES IVES captured the AMERICAN NOISE New England style. FATS WALLER and BESSIE SMITH tunes from the 1930's in jazz arrangements by VIC DICKENSON will lead into another chapter of our search for the GREAT AMERICAN SYMPHONY. We will hear parts of the 12 section VINCENT PERSICHETTI WINTER CANTATA for women's chorus,...
GERM Project · 24. June 2020
The Golden Era Recorded Music project is an ongoing exploration of ALL recorded music on planet EARTH from 1948 to 1988. Tonight we will hear ERIC CLAPTON'S acoustic version of the great song LYLA, from his UNPLUGGED album. NANA MOUSKOURI, the Greek songstress who was the toast of France ca 1965-1975, will be heard on FRENCH VINYL. Did you ever think of a classical composer as “not good enough?” That is the way Anton Bruckner felt after the disastrous premier of his 1873 THIRD SYMPHONY. He...

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