Archive for June, 2010

FTV 216 Fyodor Dostoevsky – Notes from Underground, Part 2 of 4

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on June 25th, 2010

We continue our Summer Arts and Literature Series on From the Vault with more readings from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel, Notes From Underground. First published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered by many scholars to be Dostoevsky’s most philosophical effort, introducing to Underground Man, who is filled with self-contempt and self-betrayal without being aware of it. Dostoevsky’s novel – equally criticized with the same passion as it is championed – is widely considered to be a prologue to his later work. Ultimately, his writing would have a profound influence on writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

In 1972, Kathy Dobkin produced the 3rd annual WBAI reading of a classic novel, this time choosing Notes From Underground. This second of four parts is read by Stacy Keach from a David Magarshack translation of the novel.

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FTV 215 Fyodor Dostoevsky – Notes from Underground, Part 1 of 4

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on June 18th, 2010

This week on From the Vault we continue our Summer Arts and Literature Series with a reading of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s classic novel, Notes From Underground. First published in 1864, Notes from Underground is considered by many scholars to be Dostoevsky’s most philosophical effort, introducing to Underground Man, who is filled with self-contempt and self-betrayal without being aware of it. Dostoevsky’s novel – equally criticized with the same passion as it is championed – is widely considered to be a prologue to his later work. Ultimately, his writing would have a profound influence on writers such as Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf.

In 1972, Kathy Dobkin produced the 3rd annual WBAI reading of a classic novel, this time choosing Notes From Underground. This first of four parts is read by stage and film actor Morris Carnovsky.

From the Vault is proudly presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project.

Original source recordings used in this episode:

BC1302a-d Notes from Underground / Dostoyevsky MORE INFO / PURCHASE

PURCHASE a copy of this program or learn more about and purchase copies of the historic archival recordings used within this episode. To purchase a CD copy of this program by phone, please call Pacifica Radio Archives at 800.735.0230 x 262.

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FTV 214 Pacifica Radio Archives on the BBC

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on June 15th, 2010

Since 2007, the Pacifica Radio Archives has featured on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Up All night program, sharing the vault’s rich and diverse history with a UK audience. In today’s episode of From the Vault, we look back on some of the programs produced for the BBC, featuring the rich tapestry of audio held at the Pacifica Radio Archives, including the voices of controversial 1968 Olympic athlete Tommie Smith, singer and actress Judy Garland and Garland’s son Joey Luft, and comic-director-writer-producer-lyricist Mel Brooks.

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FTV 213 Phil Ochs and Friends

Posted in Uncategorized, Update on June 7th, 2010

This week on From the Vault, we launch our summer Arts and Literature Series with a hilarious romp hosted by three true minstrels of folk folly: Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk and Patrick Sky. On April 21st 1973, these three friends and pioneers of the Greenwich Village folk scene made an impromptu visit to perform live on The Free Music Store, a WBAI radio show dedicated to bringing live music to the New York City airwaves during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Ochs, Van Ronk, and Sky deliver a set of music they learned from the Folkways Anthology of American Folk Music compiled by Harry Smith in 1952: Van Ronk and Sky offer their rendition of a few blues tunes from Mississippi John Hurt, Ochs performs his song “Flower Lady” originally released on the 1967 album Pleasures of the Harbor, and then the three musicians use the remainder of the concert taking turns wowing the audience their best work and good cheer.

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