Classical KUSC



National Recording Registry Adds 25 Inductees

Posted By: Dennis Bartel · 3/22/2013 12:41:00 PM

Less than a month after his death, Van Cliburn has been honored by the Library of Congress, which has chosen his legendary 1958 record of the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto as a recording of "cultural, artistic and historical importance."  He made the recording April 11 in the wake of his sensational victory in Moscow of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, and it became the first record by a classical performer to sell a million copies.  It joins twenty-four other distinguished recordings in the 2012 crop.

Einstein on the Beach - Philip Glass and Robert Wilson (1979)

A Program of Song - Leontyne Price (1959)

Begin the Beguine - Artie Shaw (1938)

South Pacific - Original Cast Album (1949)

The Twist - Chubby Checker (1960)

Hoodoo Man Blues - Junior Wells (1965)

Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel (1966)

The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd (1973)

Saturday Night Fever - The Bee Gees, et al. (1977)

The audience with Betty Carter - Betty Carter (1980)

The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman (1959)

You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis (1940)

After You've Gone - Marion Harris (1918)

Just Because - Frank Yankovic & His yanks (1947)

Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature - Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente (1957)

Crossing Chilly Jordan - The Blackwood Brothers (1960)

Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's - Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, et al. (1960-1962)

Ramones - The Ramones (1976)

Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)

Music Time in Africa - Leo Sarkisian, host (1973)

Bacon, Beans and Limousines - Will Rogers (1931)

D-Day Radio Broadcast - George Hicks (June 5-6), 1944)

President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite - Dwight D. Eisenhower (December 19, 1958)


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