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Beecham Conducts Handel - Historical Recordings 1929-1940


Release Date: 11/06/1995 
Label:  Vai Audio   Catalog #: 1045   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic OrchestraOrchestraLeeds Festival Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 05/06/1933 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
2.
Gods Go a'Begging Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Ballet suite arranged for orchestra by Sir Thomas Beecham. Pieces and arias by Handel found in this suite are also listed on this webpage.  
3.
Origin of Design Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Ballet suite arranged for orchestra by Sir Thomas Beecham. Pieces and arias by Handel found in this suite are also listed on this webpage. 
4.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 4/2/1940 
Notes: Ballet suite arranged for orchestra by Sir Thomas Beecham and titled "The Faithful Shepard Suite." Pieces and arias by Handel found in this suite are also listed on this webpage. 
5.
Terpsichore, HWV 8b: Sarabande by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
6.
Alcina, HWV 34: Tamburino by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
7.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Gavotte by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
8.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Rondeau by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
9.
Terpsichore, HWV 8b: Gigue by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
10.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Minuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1934 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
11.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
12.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Sinfonia by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham
This selection shares a track and timing with the Andante-allegro from 'Ariodante.' 
13.
Ariodante, HWV 33: Andante - Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 01/05/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham
This selection shares a track and timing with the Sinfonia from 'Giulio Cesare.' 
14.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: Moses and the children of Israel by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leeds Festival Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1934 
15.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 3 in E minor, HWV 321 - Larghetto affettuoso by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/10/1929 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Polonaise from Op. 6 no. 3. 
16.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 3 in E minor HWV 321 - 4th movement, Polonaise by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/10/1929 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the Larghetto from Op. 6 no. 3. 
17.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: But as for His people by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leeds Festival Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1934 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Date of Recording: 07/02/1927 
19.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: The Lord is a man of war by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Leeds Festival Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/03/1934 
20.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
21.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Adagio by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
22.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Gavotte by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
23.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Bourree by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
24.
Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71: Dryads, Sylvans by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1757; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
25.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Ballo and march by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/02/1940 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
26.
Alcina, HWV 34: Menuett by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
27.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 7 in B flat major, HWV 325: Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/13/1937 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 
28.
Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 11/14/1934 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Beecham 

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