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Thomas Beecham (1879–1961)

Thomas Beecham was born on April 29, 1879 in St. Helens, Merseyside, England. He was married to Shirley Hudson, Betty Humby and Utica Celestia Welles. He died on March 8, 1961 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 81) in London, England, UK

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 2007 Atonement (performer: "O Soave Fanciulla, O Dolce Viso" - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
 1992 Le mirage (performer: "Symphonie en Ut")
 1957 The Sky at Night (TV Series documentary) (performer: "At the Castle Gate" - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
 1951 The Tales of Hoffmann (as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart., "Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, A Fantastic Opera") / (arranger: "Jacques Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann, A Fantastic Opera")
 1948 The Red Shoes (performer: "The Ballet of The Red Shoes" - as Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.)
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 1959 Honeymoon (conductor)
 1951 The Tales of Hoffmann (conductor - as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart.)
 1948 Affairs of a Rogue (conductor - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
 1946 The Gods Go a-Begging (TV Movie) (music arranged by - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
 1936 Mozart (conductor - as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart)
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 1959 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
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- Delius/Jacques Lipchitz (1959) ... Himself
 1959 Small World (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.14 (1959) ... Himself
- Episode #1.13 (1959) ... Himself
 1951 The Tales of Hoffmann
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 1936 Mozart
Himself - Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra (as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart)
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 2004 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
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 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
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 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
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- Tommy (1968) ... Himself
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Portrayal | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Thomas Beecham Bart | Sir Thomas Beecham Bart. | Sir Thomas Beecham
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Personal Quote:

[To lady cellist playing badly at rehearsal] "Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands - and all you can do is scratch it." See more »

Trivia:

In 1959, he recorded a drastically re-orchestrated stereo version of Handel's "Messiah", rescored by Sir Eugene Goossens for a huge chorus and a modern symphony orchestra, complete with cymbals and tam-tams. Purists were horrified, but today the recording has been critically re-assessed and found to be immensely entertaining. See more »

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