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The Beecham Collection: Handel & Beecham

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Catalogue No: SOMM-BEECHAM 07
Release Date: 02/01/2000
Number of Discs: 1
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In 1932 Sir Thomas recorded 11 movements from The Origin of Design , this being one of his many clever Handel arrangements. It was also the first recording he made with his newly formed LPO which caused such a sensation with its high standard of performance. Another landmark is the Beecham-Handel Piano Concerto in A major which he arranged for his wife Lady Betty Humby Beecham and recorded in 1945 with the LPO.

SIR THOMAS BEECHAM, Bart., C.H.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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

On This Recording

  1. The Origin of Design Suite: I. Bourree
  2. The Origin of Design Suite: II. Rondeau
  3. The Origin of Design Suite: III. Gigue
  4. The Origin of Design Suite: IV. Minuet
  5. The Origin of Design Suite: V. Scherzo
  6. The Origin of Design Suite: VI. Sarabande
  7. The Origin of Design Suite: VII. Ensemble
  8. The Origin of Design Suite: VIII. Musette
  9. The Origin of Design Suite: IX. Battaglia – Finale
  10. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: I. Introduction
  11. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: II. Fugato
  12. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: III. Minuet
  13. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: IV. Hornpipe
  14. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: Musette
  15. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: Minuet (from The Origin of Design)
  16. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: Sarabande
  17. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: Tambourino
  18. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: Gavotte (after Handel)
  19. Piano Concerto: Piano Concerto in A Major: I. Introduction: Chaconne (arr. T. Beecham for piano and orchestra)
  20. Piano Concerto: Piano Concerto in A Major: II. Romanza (arr. T. Beecham for piano and orchestra)
  21. Piano Concerto: III. Minuet
  22. Piano Concerto: IV. Finale
  23. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: I. Introduction
  24. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: II. Allegro
  25. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: III. Larghetto
  26. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: IV. Ensemble
  27. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: V. Gavotte
  28. The Gods Go a-Begging Suite: VI. Bourree