Thomas Beecham

Handel, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham - Messiah (1992)

Handel, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham - Messiah (1992) (3CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Front cover only | 836 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 381 mb
Classical, Vocal, Choral, Baroque | Label: BMG Classics - 09026-61266-2

The Beecham Messiah of 1959 is another early stereo recording that polarizes listeners, with understandable cause. Like the Ormandy Messiah (with its liberal cuts) or the Bernstein Messiah (which changes the order around), The Beecham recording incites friction on a couple of counts, the most egregious being the re-orchestration arranged by Sir Eugene Goossens.
RPO, Sir Thomas Beecham - Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt; Symphonic Dance; In Autumn, Old Norwegian Folksong (1993) [Re-Up]

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

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # CDM 7 64751 2 | Time: 01:16:15

Beecham had an exquisite ear for detail, and his Peer Gynt has more fantasy — more subtlety, too — than anyone else's: Ase s Death and Anitra 's Dance are simply magical. So is the Symphonic Dance, and if In Autumn and the variations occasionally seem a litde thin musically, Beecham makes amends with keenness of attack and eloquent phrasing. The orchestra is superb and the transfers (which give us the variations in stereo for the first time), excellent.
Sir Thomas Beecham & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Ascona, 1957: Beethoven, Handel, Delius, Sibelius (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.7; George Frideric Handel - Love in Bath: Ballet Suite
Frederick Delius - A Village Romeo and Juliet; Jean Sibelius - Alla marcia da: Karelia Suite
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AURA | # AUR 142-2 ADD | Time: 01:11:54

Beethoven reputedly wasn't Beecham's favorite composer, but you wouldn't know it from this performance; it's exceedingly well conceived, highly energetic, and has that unique Beecham sparkle to it. The fillers also are delightful. All recorded in Ascona, Switzerland in 1957.

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

Posted by op.61 at Oct. 31, 2010
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)  Music

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

Beecham Collection - Busoni - Piano Concerto - Mewton-Wood  Music

Posted by DentonW at Aug. 23, 2011
Beecham Collection - Busoni - Piano Concerto - Mewton-Wood

The Beecham Collection - Ferruccio Busoni: Concerto for Piano Orchestra - Noel Mewton-Wood
EAC (FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG) | Complete Scans 300/600 dpi | 1CD, 207 MB + 16,7 MB (.rar 3% rec.) | FS and RS
Classical | Label: Somm Recordings SOMM-BEECHAM 15, United Kingdom 2003 (mono live performance)

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)