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Beecham, Thomas, Sir

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1961 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Conductors

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.