Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beecham, Thomas

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), British conductor, studied at Rossal School and Wadham College, Oxford, conducted Covent Garden Opera, Halle Orchestra, London Symphony and the London Philharmonic Society, Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic. In 1915 he formed the Beecham Opera Company; in 1944 he conducted the London Philharmonic, then formed the Royal Philharmonic in 1946 ans served as conductor until 1960. He was knighted in 1916.

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