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Thomas Beecham : an obsession with music

Author: John Lucas
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and wit. This new life untangles the web of his financial and musical adventures and corrects the stories and myths, many of them of Beecham's own making, that have grown up around this uniquely gifted and controversial figure." "Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
CD
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lucas, John.
Thomas Beecham.
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell, 2008
(OCoLC)639399267
Named Person: Thomas Beecham; Thomas Beecham
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Lucas
ISBN: 9781843834021 1843834022
OCLC Number: 209770485
Performer(s): Performers on CD: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Thomas Beecham, conductor.
Description: xi, 388 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Compact Disc Beecham in rehearsal.
Responsibility: John Lucas.

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Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This book presents material on  Read more...

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This is the best biography of a musician I have read for a very long time...one which all genuine music lovers should possess. International Record ReviewBeecham's insensitivities...have to be seen Read more...

 
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