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Beecham Collection - RPO - The Early Days

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In the summer of 1946, Sir Thomas Beecham set about forming the third and last of his symphony orchestras. The Beecham Symphony Orchestra had been founded in 1909, followed in 1932 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The recording of this concert of November 10, 1946 (which also included Lord Berners' The Triumph of Neptune, a very popular work in Beecham's repertoire and which he recorded twice) is an historic document. It is the earliest known recording of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, its original group of players.



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, in E major Op. 21
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/06/1826

>Wagner, Richard : Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg :: Prelude to Act 3
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862-1867

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 23 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1788

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841