Newstalgia Weekend Gramophone with a concert from the 1964 United Nations Day celebrations on October 24, 1964. The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir George Solti and featuring soloist Issac Stern play music of Bruch and Britten in this concert given in the United Nations General Assembly.
October 23, 2011

Sir Georg Solti - along with Issac Stern, turning the UN General Assembly into a concert hall.

A special post this week. On the occasion of the annual United Nations Day Concert, held on October 24th. This one is from 1964 and features the London Symphony conducted by Sir Georg Solti with Issac Stern, solo violin. The LSO, playing the United Nations General Assembly as part of their 1964 world tour play music of Max Bruch and Benjamin Britten. The Bruch Violin concerto (with Stern) and the Britten Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra. After the music is a short address by Secretary General U Thant.

Something a bit different this week, and probably not heard in a very long time.

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