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Sir Thomas Beecham: Episode II

Sir Thomas Beecham conducting.

Sir Thomas Beecham had flair, on and off the podium. His considerable experience in opera gave him a remarkable sense of proportion, pacing and – in the best sense of the word – theatricality. That made Beecham performances anything but routine. In this show, we will hear two live Beecham performances with the Royal Philharmonic, including a thrilling Brahms Symphony No. 2. Wagner’s Rienzi Overture provides the ideal first course.

Compositions and Recordings

Rienzi Overture, Richard Wagner
Sir Thomas Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic

Symphony No. 2, Johannes Brahms
Sir Thomas Beecham and the Royal Philharmonic