Of Noel Mewton-Wood: “No other musician of our time was so vitally gifted. Composers, performers, critics, all who listened to music – we shall all feel his loss. RIP.” Andrew Porter, Gramophone Magazine, Dec. 1953
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM, Bart., C.H.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Men’s Chorus
Noel Mewton-Wood – Piano
SOMM is pleased to be able to include this previously unissued, live performance in its catalogue. It was recorded at the BBC in Studio No.1, London, in January 1948.
“I cannot urge this immensely important release on readers too strongly. It is, I am happy to say, one of the greatest records I have ever heard”. International Record Review
Released in collaboration with the Sir Thomas Beecham Trust in support of the Scholarship Fund.
On This Recording
- Prologo E Introito (Allegro, Dolce E Solenne)
- Pezzo Giocoso (Vivacemente, Ma Senza Fretta)
- Pezzo Serioso Introductio (Andante Sostenuto, Pensoso)
- All’Italiana. Tarantella (Vivace; In Un Tempo)
- Cantico (Largamente)