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The Beecham Collection: Enigma Variations

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A concert programme of works such as the ones captured live and featuring on this disc was familiar fare in the Beecham years.

Elgar: Enigma Variations – Elgar held Beecham in high regard as a conductor and knew and identified with his performances of his works. The Enigma Variations were of special significance to both Elgar and Beecham.

SIR THOMAS BEECHAM, Bart., C.H.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Rosina Raisbeck – Soprano.

Released in collaboration with the Sir Thomas Beecham Trust in support of the Scholarship Fund.

On This Recording

  1. Symphony: Symphony in D Major, Op. 43, G. 521
  2. Zemire et Azor: Entree
  3. Zemire et Azor: Passepied, “Air de ballet”
  4. Zemire et Azor: Air de ballet
  5. Zemire et Azor: Sir Thomas to audience …
  6. Zemire et Azor: Entr’acte
  7. Zemire et Azor: Finale
  8. Die Loreley: Die Loreley, S273/2/R591b
  9. Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Hunter): Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Hunter), M. 44
  10. Variations on an Original Theme: Theme: Andante
  11. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 1: C. A. E. (The Composer’s Wife) –
  12. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 2: H. D. S-P. (Hew David Steuart-Powell) –
  13. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 3: R. B. T. (Richard Baxter Townshend) –
  14. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 4: W. M. B. (William Meath Baker) –
  15. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 5: R. P. A. (Richard Penrose Arnold) –
  16. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 6: Ysobel (Isabel Fitton) –
  17. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 7: Troyte (Troyte Griffith) –
  18. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 8: W. N. (Winifred Norbury) –
  19. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 9: Nimrod (A. J. Jaeger) –
  20. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) I –
  21. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 10: Intermezzo: Dorabella (Dora Penny) II –
  22. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 11: G. R. S. (George Robertson Sinclair) –
  23. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 12: B. G. N. (Basil G. Nevinson) –
  24. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 13: Romanza: *** (Lady Mary Lygon) –
  25. Variations on an Original Theme: Variation 14: Finale: E. D. U. (The Composer)