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 Offer Great Conductors - Beecham

Jan van der Gucht (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden, BBC Chorus, Thomas Beecham

There always was a unique alchemy between the art of Sir Thomas Beecham and the music of Frederick Delius, to be heard in every bar of this remarkable January 1938 recording of Appalachia.
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Contents:

Delius: Brigg Fair

13:48
  • Studio orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 11 December 1928 and 10 July 1929
  • Recording Venue: Portman Rooms, London

Delius: Koanga (arr. E. Fenby for orchestra)

3:29
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 11 February 1938
  • Recording Venue: Abbey Road Studio 1, London

Koanga, Act II: La Calinda (arr. E. Fenby)

3:29

Delius: Hassan: excerpts

7:27
  • Royal Opera House Chorus, Covent Garden, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Jan van der Gucht (tenor)
  • Recorded: 28 June 1938
  • Recording Venue: Abbey Road Studio 1, London

Hassan, Act V: Closing Scene: We take the Golden Road to Samarkand

7:27

Delius: Irmelin

4:16
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 18 July 1938
  • Recording Venue: Abbey Road Studio 1, London

Irmelin Prelude

4:16

Delius: Appalachia (Variations on an old slave song)

37:07
  • BBC Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Thomas Beecham
  • Recorded: 6-7 and 31 January, 1938
  • Recording Venue: Abbey Road Studio 1, London

Appalachia (Variations on an Old Slave Song)

37:07