Sir Thomas Beecham

Born 29 April 1879. Died 8 March 1961
Sir Thomas Beecham
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1879-04-29
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Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet, CH (29 April 1879 – 8 March 1961) was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely associated with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras. From the early 20th century until his death, Beecham was a major influence on the musical life of Britain and, according to the BBC, was Britain's first international conductor.

Born to a rich industrial family, Beecham began his career as a conductor in 1899. He used his access to the family fortune to finance opera from the 1910s until the start of the Second World War, staging seasons at Covent Garden, Drury Lane and His Majesty's Theatre with international stars, his own orchestra and a wide repertoire. Among the works he introduced to England were Richard Strauss's Elektra, Salome and Der Rosenkavalier and three operas by Frederick Delius.

Together with his younger colleague Malcolm Sargent, Beecham founded the London Philharmonic, and he conducted its first performance at the Queen's Hall in 1932. In the 1940s he worked for three years in the United States where he was music director of the Seattle Symphony and conducted at the Metropolitan Opera. After his return to Britain, he founded the Royal Philharmonic in 1946 and conducted it until his death in 1961.

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Frederick Delius
A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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A Village Romeo and Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
At the castle gate (Pelleas and Melisande) (feat. Sir Thomas Beecham)
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At the castle gate (Pelleas and Melisande) (feat. Sir Thomas Beecham)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens - Act 4, Royal Hunt and Storm
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Les Troyens - Act 4, Royal Hunt and Storm
Frederick Delius
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Georges Bizet
Carmen suite
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Carmen suite
Edward Elgar
Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op.40
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Cockaigne Overture (In London Town) Op.40
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Scheherazade: II. The Story of the Kalender Prince
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Scheherazade: II. The Story of the Kalender Prince
Hector Berlioz
Le Corsaire - overture Op.21
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Le Corsaire - overture Op.21
George Frideric Handel
Hallelujah! from Messiah
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Hallelujah! from Messiah
Frederick Delius
North Country Sketches, The March of Spring
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North Country Sketches, The March of Spring
Frederick Delius
Brigg Fair
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Brigg Fair
Léo Delibes
Le roi s'amuse (Ballet music)
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Le roi s'amuse (Ballet music)
Gretry, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Zemire et Azor - Ballet Music (ed. Beecham)
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Zemire et Azor - Ballet Music (ed. Beecham)
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry
Zemire et Azor - Ballet music ed. Beecham
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Zemire et Azor - Ballet music ed. Beecham
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No.100 in G, 'Military'
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Symphony No.100 in G, 'Military'
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Haffner March in D K249
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Haffner March in D K249
Franz Schubert
Symphony No.5 in B flat
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Symphony No.5 in B flat
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bassoon Concerto K191
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Bassoon Concerto K191
Georges Bizet
L'Arlésienne: Suite No.2
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L'Arlésienne: Suite No.2
George Frideric Handel
Love in Bath arr Beecham (Hornpipe)
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Love in Bath arr Beecham (Hornpipe)
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens: Act 1 March
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Les Troyens: Act 1 March
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.2 in D
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Symphony No.2 in D
Jean Sibelius
Pelleas et melisande
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Pelleas et melisande
Franz Liszt
Orpheus
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Orpheus
George Frideric Handel
Solomon: Sinfonia 'The arrival of the Queen of Sheba'
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Solomon: Sinfonia 'The arrival of the Queen of Sheba'
Emmanuel Chabrier
España
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España
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ruins of Athens: Overture
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Ruins of Athens: Overture
Camille Saint‐Saëns
Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)
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Bacchanale (Samson et Dalila)
Jean Sibelius
Kuolema, Op.44: No.1 Valse Triste
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Kuolema, Op.44: No.1 Valse Triste
Frederick Delius
Summer Evening
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Summer Evening
Emmanuel Chabrier
Joyeuse marche
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Joyeuse marche
Lord Berners, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Triumph of Neptune: Schottische
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Triumph of Neptune: Schottische
Hector Berlioz
Royal Hunt and Storm (Les Troyens)
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Royal Hunt and Storm (Les Troyens)
Frederick Delius
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Frederick Delius
Florida Suite: I. Daybreak - Dance; II. By the River
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Florida Suite: I. Daybreak - Dance; II. By the River
Giacomo Puccini
La Boheme, Act I (conclusion)
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La Boheme, Act I (conclusion)
Jean Sibelius
Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105
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Symphony No.7 in C major, Op.105
Frederick Delius
North Country Sketches: 3. Autumn, the Wind Soughs in the Trees
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North Country Sketches: 3. Autumn, the Wind Soughs in the Trees
Gabriel Fauré
Dolly Suite
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Dolly Suite

Dolly Suite

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Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise
Frederick Delius
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Georges Bizet
Farandole from l'Arlesienne suite no.2
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Farandole from l'Arlesienne suite no.2
Georges Bizet
Prelude to l'Arlesienne suite no.1
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Prelude to l'Arlesienne suite no.1
Robert Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1954: Prom 47
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Royal Albert Hall
1954-09-16T18:43:06
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1954

Proms 1954: Prom 47

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Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1954: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
1954-09-15T18:43:06
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Sep
1954

Proms 1954: Prom 46

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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