Thomas Beecham - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - LX 8795 - 78 RPM

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.

Beecham's repertoire was eclectic, sometimes favouring lesser-known composers over famous ones. His specialities included composers whose works were neglected in Britain before he became their advocate, such as Delius and Berlioz. Other composers with whose music he was frequently associated were Haydn, Schubert, Sibelius and the composer he revered above all others, Mozart.

Record Details

Title

Thomas Beecham - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - LX 8795

Artist

Thomas Beecham

Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted By

Thomas Beecham

Genre

Western Classical (Instrumental)

Language

English

Label

Columbia

Made In

India

Manufacture

Columbia Gramophone Company Limited

Serial No

LX 8795

Side One

  •      Punch And The Child – Ballet Music

               (a)  Storm (Conclusion)

               (b)  Punch And The Child

               (c)  Punch And Judy

             (d)  Lullaby (Arneil)

Side Two  

  •      Punch And The Child – Ballet Music

               (a)  Hector The Horse

               (b)  The Doctor

               (c)  Punch Hangs The Hangman

               (d)  Punch And The Devil (Arnell)

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

78 RPM

Record Condition

Excellent

Cover Condition

Excellent

Artist
Artist - 1 Thomas Beecham
Record Details
Genre Western Classical (Instrumental)
Label Columbia
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1 • Punch And The Child – Ballet Music (a) Storm (Conclusion) (b) Punch And The Child (c) Punch And Judy (d) Lullaby (Arneil)
Side2 - Song1 • Punch And The Child – Ballet Music (a) Hector The Horse (b) The Doctor (c) Punch Hangs The Hangman (d) Punch And The Devil (Arnell)

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Thomas Beecham - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - LX 8795 - 78 RPM

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