Sir Thomas Beecham - The Great Communicator

Sir Thomas Beecham - The Great Communicator

83 Songs
Release Date
Introduction - Mendelssohn: Der Schönen Melusine Overture
Early life, and creation of Beecham Symphony Orchestra - Narration
L'Oiseau de feu - Dance of the Firebird
Early Opera Seasons - Narration
Aida: Ritorna Vincitor - Narration
Creation of London Philharmonic Orchestra - Narration
Le Carnaval Roman Overture - Narration
Der Freischütz - Overture (2003 Remastered Version)
London Philharmonic Orchestra - Narration
Delius: In a Summer Garden - Narration
International Opera Seasons at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Narration
Wagner - Götterdämmerung: Act I: Hier sitz' ich zur Wacht - Narration
International Opera Seasons at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Part II - Narration
Conducting Mozart in Berlin - Narration
Die Zauberflöte: Act 1: Schnelle Füße, rascher Muth - Narration
Creation of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Don Quixote: The Defeat of Quixote - Narration
Der Bürger als Edelmann (Suite), TrV 228c: VIII. Vorspiel zum zweiten Aufzug (Intermezzo). Andante galante e grazioso
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Narration
Sea Drift - O reckless despairing carols - Narration
Symphony No. 2 (Symphonic Suite) Op. 9, 'Antar' (2003 Remastered Version): II. Allegro
Beecham's Marking of the Parts - Narration
Beecham's Rehearsal Method (I) - Narration
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 "Jupiter": II. Andante cantabile (with Jon Tolansky & Paul Strang's Commentaries)
Beecham's Rehearsal Method (II) - Narration
Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail: Act 2: Ach, Belmonte - Rehearsal
Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Singspiel in three acts K384, Act II (The palace garden): Ach, Belmonte! ach mein Leben! (Konstanze/Belmonte/Pedrillo/Blonde)
Beecham's insistence on perfection - Narration - Divertimento No.2, K.131: Mvt 1
Beecham's rehearsal method (III) - Narration - Symphony No.104 - Mvt 1 Rehearsal & Performance