Dupre recorded with the Detroit Symphony, with his friend Paul Paray, for Mercury. It would be worth
checking out if the Saint-Saens "Organ" Symphony was also performed live, and if a radio broadcast
occurred. I would guess one might check with the Detroit Symphony's archivist as a first step,
perhaps check Detroit newspapers' radio listings from that time period.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dennis Rooney" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:53 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Marcel Dupré Radio Broadcasts
> Dear fellow list members,
> I received the following query from Adam Freeman, which I pass on in case
> anyone has the information he seeks.
> * * * * *
> I am writing on behalf of l'Association des Amis de l'Art de Marcel Dupré.
> Dupré toured extensively the US; do you know of radio broadcasts he
> participated in America? In conversion with Michael Murray, he remembered
> that Dupré was interviewed at least once on an American radio station, and
> performed a recital or two on American radio. Would you be able to offer
> any more information on these broadcasts?
> The AAAMD, in agreement with INAF,
> recently published a CD of French Radio broadcasts, made by M. Dupré and
> Bernard Gavoty in 1949-50. Subsequently, we approached the BBC to enquire
> to broadcasts Dupré made with them. Barely a handful of recordings were
> found in their archives. It would be wonderful to find more archived
> broadcasts and interviews, or private recordings of Marcel Dupré.
> It is difficult to find contacts who may help us. I don't even know which
> broadcasters in the US to approach. If you could offer advice, it would be
> wonderful. If you have an idea of who to contact - an individual,
> broadcaster, or association who may hold such recordings - I would be very
> grateful to you.
> * * * * *
> Thanks for your attention.
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