(performer: "O Soave Fanciulla, O Dolce Viso" - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
(performer: "Symphonie en Ut")
The Sky at Night
(TV Series documentary) (performer: "At the Castle Gate" - as Sir Thomas Beecham)
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")
The Red Shoes
(performer: "The Ballet of The Red Shoes" - as Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart.)
(conductor - as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart)
(TV Series documentary)
Himself - Conductor, London Symphony Orchestra
(as Sir Thomas Beecham Bart)
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Portrayal |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Sir Thomas Beecham Bart | Sir Thomas Beecham Bart. | Sir Thomas Beecham
Did You Know?
[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."
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.