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Beecham, Thomas, Sir

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Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1961 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Conductors

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1879 - Born on the 29th of April in St. Helens, Lancashire, England.

 

1899 - Directed the Hallé Orchestra at a concert in St Helens.

 

1906 - Appeared as regularly as a conductor, working initially with the New Symphony Orchestra.

 

1908 - Established the Beecham Symphony Orchestra.

 

1910 - Beecham began making recordings on 27th of July.

 

1915 - Began recording for the Columbia Graphophone Company.

 

1932 - Formed his second orchestra, the London Philharmonic; with this he achieved many triumphs in both

concert and opera.

 

1936 - Beecham took the London Philharmonic on a controversial tour of Germany.

 

- Complained that he was being used by Nazi prograndists.

 

- Beecham simply said he was proud of the orchestra and wanted to show it off.

 

1939 - Recording of Brahms' second symphony, released by Columbia Records.

 

1944 - Returned to Britain and created yet another orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic.

 

1946 - Founded Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

1949 - Back to the United States making recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra.

 

1952 - He made several recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

 

 


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