Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD

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Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD

Post by Lance » Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm

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ICA Classics, 5148, 4-CDs

As long as I live, I will always collect Thomas Beecham, i.e., anything I do not previously have on disc. Material keeps appearing for all great artists, and for that I am most pleased. Now we have four CDs with most of the material appearing on CD for the first time, including Haydn's Symphony #99; Boccherini's Sinfonia (Overture) in D Major, Op. 43; Beethoven's Symphony #2 in D, Op. 36; Brahms Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73; Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21; Mozart's Symphony #36 in C (Linz); Symphony #39 in E-flat, and Wagner's Overture to the Flying Dutchman. All were recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (all in mono). The set also includes Liszt's A Faust Symphony with tenor Alexander Young, and the Beecham Choral Society. The BBC has licensed these recordings from their archives to ICA.
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Re: Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD

Post by John F » Sat May 19, 2018 4:10 am

If I were still buying records I'd certainly buy this set. There are other sources of Beecham performances than the BBC; his New York Philharmonic appearances are in the orchestra's archives, and I found Mozart's "Impresario" overture in an ABC (American, not Australian) broadcast with the short-lived ABC Symphony Orchestra - he got them to play really well, probably with very little rehearsal as that evening he was also conducting a ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House.
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Re: Beecham Fans Rejoice! Some new stuff first time on CD

Post by jserraglio » Sat May 19, 2018 5:47 am

Lance wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:02 pm
As long as I live, I will always collect Thomas Beecham
I'm a Beecham fan. From old broadcasts, in lossless format:

Handel/Beecham Amaryllis Gavotte Beecham RPO 1947
https://mega.nz/#!rxl31ZAD!F35F0zDrSXfA ... 9WAOmF6ALQ

Mozart Symphony 27 Beecham RPO 1947
https://mega.nz/#!DwEyVZ4a!jzakVu5QfUQL ... pVKJSJx1_8

Sibelius Tempest excerpts Beecham LPO 1934
https://mega.nz/#!P8MBWRxL!vJfJ2I_IFj0m ... yC5ZVDiSww

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