Thomas Beecham

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Sir Thomas Beecham (BBCL 4209-2)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Sir Thomas Beecham (BBCL 4209-2)
Classical | 1CD | EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Front+Back Covers | 286.95 MB
ADD | Label: BBC Legends | Catalog Number: 4209 | Released: 2007 | Recorded: 1956

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 - Sir Thomas Beecham (BBCL 4209-2)

As with many of the BBC Legends issues, it seems clear enough who the target audience is. Beechamites will want to acquire this recording as a matter of course, and for serious students of the Ninth, this is the only opportunity to hear it performed by one of the most fascinating conductors of the 20th Century. ’Nuff said. – FANFARE: Richard A. Kaplan

Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail - Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1956


Mozart - Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail - Thomas Beecham, London Philharmonic Orchestra 1956
with Lois Marshall, Ilse Hollweg, Leopold Simoneau, Gerhard Unger and Gottlob Frick
Opera | 2 CDs | Individual FLAC files, no cues, no logs | Covers | 555 MB


This was my first Entfuhrung. I have now heard several other recordings, some of them excellent, but this is the one that I would take to my desert island.

Handel – Solomon/ Love in Bath (Thomas Beecham)  

Posted by ArlegZ at Feb. 2, 2010
Handel – Solomon/ Love in Bath (Thomas Beecham)

Handel – Solomon/ Love in Bath (Thomas Beecham)
Classical | EAC | APE+CUE+LOG | Scans | CD1:76.03; CD2:74.29 | 770.35 MB
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham
Recording: 1955-57 & 1959 | Released: 2005 | Label: EMI
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Borodin: Polovtsian Dances - Sir Thomas Beecham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

EAC Secure Rip | FLAC + CUE Lossless Image | Tagged MP3 @ 320 Kbps CBR (LAME 3.97b2)
Mozart - Die Zauberflote (Beecham; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Strienz, Rosvaenge, Lemnitz, Berger) [1999]

Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Beecham; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Strienz, Rosvaenge, Lemnitz, Berger)
[Prima Voce, Berlin 1937] [1999]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 427 MB
Classical | Label: Nimbus | Catalog Number: 7827 | TT: 2 Hours 11 Min

For anyone compiling a directory of the ‘greatest recordings’ of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra some nominations are easy to classify. Sir Thomas Beecham’s 1937/8 Berlin recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute is certainly one of them. Originally re-mastered in 1991 it is pleasing to have this Nimbus set available in the catalogue…
– Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
Puccini: La Boheme - de Los Angeles, Bjorling, Merrill [Beecham] 1956 [2 CD]

Puccini - La Bohème [Beecham]
Classical (opera) | 2 CD | MP3 320 kbps CBR | No Scans | 213 MB | RS | TT 01:47:22
Released: 23 Sep. 1997 | Label: Angel Records | Recorded: 1956 (mono)

Victoria De Los Angeles, Jussi Bjorling, Robert Merrill, Lucine Amara, John Reardon, Giorgio Tozzi, Fernando Corena
R.C.A. Victor Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Thomas Beecham (conductor)

Beethoven: Symphony No.2&7, Mass in C (Beecham)  

Posted by -Tomi- at Dec. 5, 2009
Beethoven: Symphony No.2&7, Mass in C (Beecham)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No.2&7, Mass in C - Sir Thomas Beecham
EAC (V0.95 beta 4) | APE - Monkey's Audio 4.06 (image + cue + log), Complete Booklet (HQ Scans) | 2CDs, 614 MB - WinRAR, 7 parts
RS.com | Classical | EMI, Release: 2005

Beethoven: Symphonies 6 & 8 / Beecham  

Posted by Berthold_80 at Nov. 18, 2009
Beethoven: Symphonies 6 & 8 / Beecham

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8 / Sir Thomas Beecham
Sony | 2002
EAC | ape (img + cue) | no log | 237 MB
Myra Hess: The Legendary Public Performances · 1949-1960 [4 CD set][Re-POST]

Myra Hess: The Legendary Public Performances · 1949-1960 [4 CD set]
EAC Rip | Flac, IMG+Cue, Log | 4 CD | 1.2 GB | Full Scans | WinRar [rec. rec 5%]
Label: Music & Arts | Cat. No. M&A799 | Released 1993 | Beethoven · Mozart · Schubert · Brahms | Isaac Stern, Efrem Kurtz, Adrian Boult usw.

It was on November 14, 1907, that Hess's official debut took place at Queen's Hall. Accompanying the seventeen-year-old pianist was a conductor named Thomas [not yet Sir Thomas] Beecham. Many years later Hess described the event as "a concert of stupendous length. I played two concertos [Beethoven's Fourth and the Saint-Saëns Fourth] and a group of solos while he [Beecham] seemed to contribute a full-sized orchestra program."
by Donald Manildi
Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Op.23; Symphonic Dance, Op.64 No.2; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations (1993)

Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt, Op.23; Symphonic Dance, Op.64 No.2; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong with Variations (1993)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham; Beecham Choral Society, Ilse Hollweg, soprano (recorded 1955–1959)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 7 64751 2 | Time: 01:16:15

With a career spanning more than five decades, Thomas Beecham was one of the most important and influential conductors in England during the first half of the 20th century. He had a tendency, when dissatisfied with the musical scene in a given locale, to just form a new orchestra. As such, Beecham was responsible for the founding of both the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Beecham also had a penchant for unearthing little-known compositions, or performing less common versions of works. This EMI reissue features one of his favorite works, Grieg's incidental music to Peer Gynt. Most listeners are no doubt familiar with one or both of the orchestra suites Grieg extracted from the 23 total numbers, but Beecham presents listeners with much more. In addition to the 10 selections from the two suites, Beecham includes two additional movements and includes the little-heard choral parts from "In the Hall of the Mountain King" and "Arabian Dance" as well as the solo soprano parts from "Solveig's Song" and "Solveig's Lullaby".