Beecham, Thomas, Sir

Born: Apr 29, 1879 AD
Died: 1961 AD, at 81 years of age.

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.



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