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Beecham In Toronto

Haydn / Mozart / Handel / Beecham
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Music & Arts   Catalog #: 1255   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartGeorge Frideric HandelRichard Strauss,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony OrchestraToronto Symphony OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in:   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three Beecham concerts from Toronto, released for the first time! A rare tribute to Sir Thomas for this anniversary year. Sir Thomas Beecham cond. CBC Symphony Orchestra Toronto, 3 & 7 April, 1960: Haydn - Symphonies, No. 102 in Bb & No. 94 in G, "Surprise"; Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504, "Prague"; Handel/Beecham - Love in Bath Ballet Suite; R. Strauss - Love Scene from Feuersnot, Op. 50; Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73; Beecham cond. Toronto Symphony Orchestra 5 April, 1960, CBC Television Broadcast [audio portion only]: "Lollipops": works by Suppe, Sibelius, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, and Rossini, introduced by Sir Thomas; interviews with Leon Goossens & Neville Cardus. BONUS Read more CD: Beecham cond. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Live - 25 Dec. 1958 BBC broadcast: Mozart - Symphony No. 35 in X, K. 385, "Haffner"; Live - 4 Nov. 1959 BBC broadcast: Wagner: Meistersinger - Prelude to Act I & Delius: North Country Sketches; Live - 25 Oct. 1959 BBC Broadcast: Lalo - Symphony in g. Audio restoration (2011) by Lani Spahr [discs 1-3] & Kit Higginson [disc 4]. ADD. Timings: CD 1 - 72:00; CD 2 - 69:11; CD 3 - 69:56; CD 4- 76:26. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 102 in B flat major, H 1 no 102 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
2. Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
3. Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
4. Love in Bath by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
5. Feuersnot, Op 50: Love Scene by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
6. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  CBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1960 
7. Work(s) by Various
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 04/05/1960 
Notes: Works by Suppé, Sibelius, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Rossini. 
8. Symphony no 35 in D major, K 385 "Haffner" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1958 
9. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1959 
10. North Country Sketches by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913-1914; France 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1959 
11. Symphony in G minor by Edouard Lalo
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1886; France 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1959 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102: I. Largo - Vivace
Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102: II. Adagio
Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102: III. Menuet - Trio: Allegro
Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob.I:102: IV. Finale: Presto
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague": I. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague": II. Andante
Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague": III. Presto
Love in Bath: XVIII. March
Love in Bath: X. The Exquisites (after Handel's Parnasso in festa)
Love in Bath: VIII. The Plot
Love in Bath: III. The Linleys (after Handel's Parnasso in festa)
Love in Bath: IV. Hunting Dance
Love in Bath: XIV. Minuet (after Handel's Il pastor fido)
Love in Bath: XI. Second Love Scene (after Handel's Rodrigo)
Love in Bath: XIX. Interlude
Love in Bath: XVI. Rondeau (after Handel's Ariodante)
Love in Bath: XV. Hornpipe (after Handel's Il pastor fido)
Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise": I. Adagio cantabile - Vivace assai
Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise": II. Andante
Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise": III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 94 in G major, Hob.I:94, "The Surprise": IV. Finale: Allegro di molto
Feuersnot, Op. 50, TrV 203: Love Scene
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: I. Allegro non troppo
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: II. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73: IV. Allegro con spirito

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