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Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO

> Gwendoline: Overture - Gwendoline: Overture
> Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131 - I. Allegro
> Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131 - II. Adagio
> Divertimento No. 2 in D major, K. 131 - VI. Adagio - Allegro molto
> Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody - Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
> L'enfant prodigue - L'enfant prodigue: Cortege et Air de danse
> Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31 - Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
> Les Troyens - Les Troyens, Act IV: Chasse Royale et Orage (Royal Hunt and Storm)
> Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham - Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham
> La vierge - La vierge, Act IV: Prelude, "Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge" (The Last Sleep of the Virgin)
> Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham - Introduction by Sir Thomas Beecham
> Espana - Espana

Album Summary

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131
>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
>Debussy, Claude : L'enfant prodigue
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra (also vers. for 2 pianos)
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is an excellent collection of Beecham live performances he did with the BBC. These are works Beecham referred to as "lollipops", which he used as encores in his concerts. The Mozart Divertimento is important as he never recorded more than just the minuet commercially.



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Works Details

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts :: Overture
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: I. Allegro
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: II. Adagio
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: VI. Adagio / VII.
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Debussy, Claude : L'enfant prodigue :: Cortège et Air de danse
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1884

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1872

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a :: Chasse royale et orage
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1858.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham :: Introduction to Massenet's La Vierge (Speech)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 10/22/1956

>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge :: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham :: Introduction to Chabrier's España (Speech)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 12/20/1955

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra (also vers. for 2 pianos)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1883.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883