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CD-ROM Sir Thomas Beecham

CD-ROM Sir Thomas Beecham
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Sir Thomas was a unique figure in twentieth-century music. He combined musicianship, commitment and eloquence to enlighten and entertain audiences for five decades. It seems fitting, then, that the first volume of the Audio Encyclopedia to be devoted to this unique conductor, examines his work through recordings which are not widely available.

At the heart of the collection are the five operas he conducted at Teatro Colón in 1958: Carmen with Jean Madeira and Pier Miranda Ferraro Fidelio with Gre Brouwenstijn and Hans Hopf Otello with Ramón Vinay, Antonietta Stella and Giuseppe Taddei Samson et Dalila with Blanche Thebom and Ramón Vinay Die Zauberflöte with Pilar Lorengar, Rita Streich, Anton Dermota and Arnold van Mill

The other complete opera recordings cover an even wider range of styles: Aida: 1939 with Caniglia, Stignani, Gigli and Borgioli Ariadne auf Naxos: 1950 with Zadek, Hollweg and Anders The Bartered Bride: 1939 with Konetzni and Tauber Les deux journées (Cherubini): 1947 with Micheau Elektra: 1947 with Schlüter Faust: 1929 with Nash, Licette and Easton Le jolie fille de Parth: 1949 with Catley, Dyer and Richard Lewis Tristan und Isolde: 1937 with Flagstad and Melchior Les Troyens: 1947 (broadcast) with Giraudeau and Ferrer A Village Romeo and Juliet: 1948 (broadcast) with Terry and Soames

Complementing the complete sets are abridged and excerpted operas: La Bohème (Act IV): 1935 with Perli and Nash Tales of Hoffmann (abridged): 1951 with Schock and Metternich Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (excerpts): 1936 with Lemnitz, Ralf and Bockelmann Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (excerpts): 1951 with Grümmer, Hotter and Anders

Sir Thomas's interests extended far beyond opera, so we have included both oratorio and orchestral selections: Messiah: 1947 with Suddaby, Thomas, Nash and Antony Mozart Symphonies 31, 40, 41: 1937 Sibelius Symphony 2: 1954 Delius Concerto for Piano and Orchestra: 1946 with Betty Humby Beecham

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USA Telephone (404) 200-4776 We sell only opera recordings. The recordings are sent to you in paper sleeves with no tray card or inserts, just the raw discs with printed labels. These recordings are of nonprofessional quality that are in the public domain. The quality of these old opera recordings is not very good and they are meant for collectors and educational purposes only. Most of them are 30 or 40 years old, so they might be blurry, colors faded, and not sound very good, but they might not be available elsewhere. Please note that most of our recordings do not have tracks, they have 1 long track per disc.