Monday, July 7, 2008

Beecham, Sir Thomas

(1879-1961), British conductor, studied at Rossall School and Wadham College, Oxford, he was self-taught as a conductor, in 1909 he found Beecham Orchestra, later conducted at opera houses, London Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic Society, in 1915 he founded the Beecham Opera Company, he visited US in 1944 and conducted Seattle Symphony, NY Met, and New York Philharmonic. He was knighted in 191916

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