BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall (1959) - PABX001

This album is included in the following sets:

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall (1959) - PABX001

Regular price €0.00 €40.50 Sale

Regular price €0.00 €39.90 Sale

All our CDs are produced to order. Please note that there will therefore be a short delay between placing an order and it being ready to leave us. We'll let you know by e-mail when your order ships

Overview

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 1: Haydn, Lalo, Debussy
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2: Mendelssohn, Ghedini, Dvořák
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3: Addison, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Gounod

Recorded live in 1959

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

Save 5% when you purchase all three volumes together

This set contains the following albums:

Click below to expand note:
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 1: Haydn, Lalo, Debussy (1959) - PASC502

This is the first of three volumes dedicated to the two concerts given on 25 October and 8 November 1959 by Sir Thomas Beecham and his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Festival Hall and captured in excellent mono by the BBC Transcription Service. Whilst these recordings preserved the main body of both concerts, it would appear that only the encores from the second concert have survived, which alas deprives us of the opportunity to hear Beecham's Delius one more time.

Whilst some of these recordings have been previously issued on the BBC Legends label, the sound quality heard on the present releases is considerably improved thanks in no small part to XR remastering. Here the orchestral timbre is much more realistic, the hard, harsh edges of the original recordings have been softened, and a rich body of sound restored. Our series also includes recordings never previously issued.

I have elected to remove the announcements dubbed on by the BBC for later rebroadcast. The length of both concerts has required a certain amount of juggling in order to fit three single-CD volumes.     

Andrew Rose

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2: Mendelssohn, Ghedini, Dvořák (1959) - PASC504

This is the second of three volumes dedicated to the two concerts given on 25 October and 8 November 1959 by Sir Thomas Beecham and his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Festival Hall and captured in excellent mono by the BBC Transcription Service. Whilst these recordings preserved the main body of both concerts, it would appear that only the encores from the second concert have survived, which alas deprives us of the opportunity to hear Beecham's Delius one more time. Whilst some of these recordings have been previously issued on the BBC Legends label, the sound quality heard on the present releases is considerably improved thanks in no small part to XR remastering. Here the orchestral timbre is much more realistic, the hard, harsh edges of the original recordings have been softened, and a rich body of sound restored. Our series also includes recordings never previously issued. I have elected to remove the announcements dubbed on by the BBC for later rebroadcast. The length of both concerts has required a certain amount of juggling in order to fit three single-CD volumes.     

Andrew Rose

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3: Addison, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Gounod (1959) - PASC507

This is the third of three volumes dedicated to the two concerts given on 25 October and 8 November 1959 by Sir Thomas Beecham and his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Festival Hall and captured in excellent mono by the BBC Transcription Service. Whilst these recordings preserved the main body of both concerts, it would appear that only the encores from the second concert have survived, which alas deprives us of the opportunity to hear Beecham's Delius one more time. Whilst some of these recordings have been previously issued on the BBC Legends label, the sound quality heard on the present releases is considerably improved thanks in no small part to XR remastering. Here the orchestral timbre is much more realistic, the hard, harsh edges of the original recordings have been softened, and a rich body of sound restored. Our series also includes recordings never previously issued. I have elected to remove the announcements dubbed on by the BBC for later rebroadcast. The length of both concerts has required a certain amount of juggling in order to fit three single-CD volumes.

Andrew Rose

Click below to expand track listing:
BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 1: Haydn, Lalo, Debussy (1959) - PASC502

HAYDN  Symphony No. 101 in D major, Hob. I:101, "The Clock"
1. 1st mvt. - Adagio - Presto  (6:52)
2. 2nd mvt. - Andante  (8:06)
3. 3rd mvt. - Menuet (Allegretto) - Trio  (7:38)
4. 4th mvt. - Finale (Vivace)  (4:37)

LALO   Symphony in G minor
5. 1st mvt. - Andante - Allegro non troppo  (8:19)
6. 2nd mvt. - Vivace  (5:37)
7. 3rd mvt. - Adagio  (7:04)
8. 4th mvt. - Allegro  (5:44)

9. DEBUSSY L'enfant prodigue: Cortège et Air de Danse  (4:45)


Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

XR remastering by Andrew Rose

Cover artwork based on a photograph of
Sir Thomas Beecham

Haydn & Lalo
Recorded 25 October 1959

Debussy
Recorded 8 November 1959

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall
London by BBC Transcription Services

Total duration:  58:42   


BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 2: Mendelssohn, Ghedini, Dvořák (1959) - PASC504

1 MENDELSSOHN Ouvertüre zum Märchen von der schönen Melusine, Op. 32  (10:50)

2 GHEDINI Musica da Concerto per Viola ed Archi (1953)  (23:37)
Frederick Riddle    viola

DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
3 1st mvt. - Allegro con brio  (9:59)
4 2nd mvt. - Adagio  (10:42)
5 3rd mvt. - Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace  (6:55)
6 4th mvt. - Allegro ma non troppo  (8:40)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    
conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham


XR remastering by Andrew Rose
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Sir Thomas Beecham

Dvořák
Recorded 25 October 1959

Mendelssohn & Ghedini
Recorded 8 November 1959

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall
London by BBC Transcription Services

Total duration: 70:43   

BEECHAM at the Royal Festival Hall, Volume 3: Addison, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Gounod (1959) - PASC507

ADDISON  Carte Blanche, Ballet Suite
1.  Prelude and Waltz  (4:28)
2.  Bagatelle  (2:55)
3.  Scherzo and Bacchanale  (4:04)
4.  Interlude  (1:04)
5.  Romanza and Prelude  (4:56)

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
6.  1st mvt. - Poco sostenuto – Vivace   (10:13)
7.  2nd mvt. - Allegretto  (9:00)
8.  3rd mvt. - Presto  (7:33)
9.  4th mvt. - Allegro con brio  (7:03)

10.  SAINT-SAËNS Dance Of The Priestesses (Samson and Delilah)  (2:56)

11.  GOUNOD Juliet's Dream (Romeo and Juliet)  (2:37)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham
, conductor


XR remastering by Andrew Rose
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Sir Thomas Beecham
Recorded 8 November 1959
Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, London by BBC Transcription Services

Total duration:  56:49