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Sir Thomas Beecham, 1879-1961 : a musical biography.

Author: Thomas Beecham; Alan Jefferson
Publisher: Surrey, England : World Records, [1979?]
Series: Retrospect series
Edition/Format:   Music LP : Ballets : Multiple forms : Operas : Overtures : Symphonic poems : Suites : Symphonies : Multiple languages
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Named Person: Thomas Beecham; Thomas Beecham
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Overtures; Ballets; Suites; Symphonies; Operas; Oratorios; Concertos; Symphonic poems
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Beecham; Alan Jefferson
OCLC Number: 6464445
Notes: Title from container.
"This set is dedicated to Anthony C. Griffith in recognition of the valuable work he has achieved in the transferring of historical material"--Container.
Program notes in English on each container of the 8 vols. with in the outer box ; also includes the book, Sir Thomas Beecham a Gentenery tribute by Alan Jefferson (World Records, c1979) 1256p.
Performer(s): Includes performances by various soloists and ensembles, interviews, and lectures featuring Sir Thomas Beecham.
Event notes: Recorded from 1910 through 1959; dates of recording and status of issue on verso of each volume: [v. 1] The early years, 1910-1928.--[v. 2] Shorter works, 1933-1948.--[v. 3] The post war years, 1947-1956.--[v. 4] Sir Thomas Beecham conducts opera & oratorio, 1934-1948.--[v. 5] Sir Thomas Beecham conducts concertos, 1947 & 1949.--[v. 6] Sir Thomas Beecham conducts Strauss, 1947.--[v. 7] Sir Thomas Beecham conducts Sibelius, 1954.--[v. 8] The pathfinder, 1934-1959: The first stereo & tape recordings & lectures.
Description: 8 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.
Contents: Disc 1 (SH-1001): Die fledermaus --
Overture / J. Strauss ; Tiefland --
Selection / D'Albert ; The tales of Hoffman (Act 3) --
The doll's song / Offenbach ; Muguette --
Entr'acte / Missa ; The firebird, ballet --
Excerpts: Dance of the firebird, Scherzo, Infernal dance / Stravinsky ; Have you news of my boy Jack? / Kipling --
German ; Symphony no. 6 in C major, Op. 31 / Kurt Atterberg. Disc 2 (SH 1002): Le carnaval Roman overture, Op. 9 / Berlioz ; The origin of design --
Ballet suite --
Bourrée, Rondeau, Gigue, Musette, The ballet, Finale / Handel, arr. Beecham ; Prince Igor --Polovtsian (Act 2) / Borodin, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov ; Symphony no. 40 in F major --
Allegro, Andanta più tosto, Allegretto, Menuetto & Trio, Allegro / Haydn ; Solomon --
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba / Handel ; Oberon --
Overture / Weber. Disc 3 (SH-1003): The golden spinning wheel --
Symphony poem, Op. 109 / Dvořák ; La vierge --
Le dernier sommeil do la Vierge / Massenet ; Printemps --
Symphonic suite / Debussey ; On hearing the first cuckoo in spring / Delius. Disc 4 (SH-1004): De Zauberflöte --
Schnelle Füsse (Act 1) (Schikanedar)/ Mozart ; Israel in Egypt: But as for his people, Moses and the children of Israel, the Lord is a man of war / Handel ; Macbeth --
Vegliammo invan due notte (Sleepwalking scene) (Act 4) (Piave & Maffei) / Verdi ; Götterdämmerung --
Hoi-ho (Act 2) / Wagner. Disc 5 (SH-1005): Violin concerto no. 4 in G major, Op. 58 / Beethoven. Disc 6 (SH-1006): Ein Heldenleben --
Symphonic poem, Op. 40 / Richard Strauss. Disc 7 (SH-1007): Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op. 43 / Sibelius. Disc 8 (SH-1008): Symphony no. 39 in E flat major, K.543 --
3rd movement: Menuetto (Allegretto) ; Mozart and his music (Edited lecture) ; God save the Queen (the national anthem) ; Symphony no. 41 in C major, K.551 (Jupiter) --
1st movement : Allegro vivace (opening) / Mozart ; The changing world of music (edited lecture).
Series Title: Retrospect series
Other Titles: Doll's song.
Have you news of my boy Jack?
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring.
Mozart and his music.
God save the Queen.
Changing world of music.

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