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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