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Sir Thomas Beecham In Montreal

Beecham
Release Date: 03/04/2003 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4230  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria Stader
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

SIR THOMAS BEECHAM IN MONTRÉAL Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) was one of the most venerated and celebrated conductors of his time. Though he was renowned for his rapier-style wit, Sir Thomas was a serious, extraordinarily gifted musician who illuminated even overly-familiar works with his own magical light. Sir Thomas’s television appearances were, surprisingly, largely limited to North America. His concerts were captured by cameras in Chicago, Toronto, and Montréal, but, apparently, only once in his native country. The Montréal concert, which took place in 1956, is the earliest of Sir Thomas’s television appearances. The original kinescope, which was thought to be lost, was recently rediscovered and restored to the Montréal studios Read more of Radio-Canada. This historic document, comprised of music of the two composers closest to Sir Thomas’s heart, is of major importance both to Beecham collectors and to all lovers of great music. Video Artists International is proud to have played a part in its rediscovery and release. George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Amaryllis Suite (based on ballet music from Handel operas) 15:54 arr. by Beecham Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K.418 5:49 Voi avete un cor fedele, K.217 5:36 with Maria Stader, soprano Symphony No. 38 in D, "Prague," K.504 I. Adagio - Allegro 10:09 II. Andante 9:25 III. Presto 4:06 Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor Telecast of March 22, 1956 58 minutes, CANADA, 1956, Black & White Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Amaryllis Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
2.
Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio, K 418 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Voi avete un cor fedele, K 217 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Salzburg, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 

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