BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2

'The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays constantly and always admirably in the Festival Hall; but under Sir Thomas it is enriched by a more luminous, more rounded texture which loses nothing, but gains, in distinction of inner parts.

The Dvorak symphony was unfolded in all its charming variety; pastoral poetry mingled with tones evoking legend and history, the wood-wind bubbled with the joy of playing. Here, perhaps, lies the essential Beecham secret—his baton calls up the spirit of delight and it is answered freely and generously.' - The Guardian, 1959

This is the second of three volumes dedicated to two splendid concerts given in 1959, recorded by the BBC and XR-remastered for Pristine by Andrew Rose in excellent Ambient Stereo sound.

  • MENDELSSOHN  Overture: The Fair Melusine
  • GHEDINI  Musica da Concerto per Viola ed Archi
  • DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 8