Not Available in the the United States

While smaller companies, probably because they are small, do not differentiate between the needs and desires of their customers in various lands, the major labels often maintain entirely separate lines for Great Britain from what they sell to the United States or Canada. This list represents significant releases in England that I was able to learn about.

PLEASE NOTE that EMI continues to carry certain titles in England after they have been deleted from the domestic U.S. catalog, and these remain available to U.S. dealers through the EMI Special Imports program, which provides a quarterly list, at which time (and only at this time) a dealer may place an order for such titles. Titles marked [EMI SI] below appeared on the March 1997 Special Imports list. Certain discriminating U.S. dealers also order for stock from this list, but cannot reorder after the title is sold unless the CD appears on the subsequent list--a word to the wise! Also note that monaural recordings are indicated by {m}.

RECORDINGS OF SIR THOMAS BEECHAM

Collections

LOLLIPOPS (RPO, rec. 1956-59) [EMI SI]
TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin: Waltz
SIBELIUS: Valse Triste
BERLIOZ: La Damnation de Faust, excerpts
DVORAK: Legend in g, Op. 59 Mo. 3
DEBUSSY: L'Enfent prodigue: Cortège et Air de danse
CHABRIER: Joyeuse Marche
GOUNOD: Roméo et Juliette; Le Sommeil de Juliette
VIDAL: Zino-Zina: Gavotte
GRIEG: Symphonic Dance in A, Op. 64 No. 2
BERLIOZ: Les Troyens: March
DELIUS: Summer Evening
SAINT-SAËNS: Samson et Dalila: Danse des prêtresses de Dagon; Bacchanale
MOZART: Thamos: Entr'acte
MOZART: Divertimento in D, K. 131: Menuet
MOZART: "Haffner" March in D
EMI CDM 7 63412 2

[Beecham had a special talent for making orchestral minatures seem like masterpieces. This collection of 18 succulent confections belongs in everybody's collection of lighter music.]

SIR THOMAS BEECHAM, Bart. (BSO, rec. 1910-18; LPO, rec. 1936-39)
A collection, not always in the best sound quality, of Beecham's activities before a microphone: his pioneering acoustic 78's, a complete live Dvorak 6th from 1936 and a Beecham's Pills radio concert from 1939.
SYMPOSIUM 1096-7{m}
[Strangely, the entire Symposium catalog--aside from this set--seems to be listed with an American distributor. Since this title remains in the Gramophone Catalogue, I list it too. If you are willing to put up with the surface noise, this set offers unique qlimpses into an area of the conductor's career not overly-well documented.]

Composers

DELIUS
(RPO, rec. 1954-58)
Hassan
Sea Drift
An Arabesque
SONY Essential Classics SBK 62752 {m}
[Formerly available as SONY CBS Masterworks Portrait MPK 47680.]

(RPO, rec. 1954-58)
Over the Hills and Far Away
North Country Sketches
Eventyr
Koanga: closing scene
SONY Essential Classics SBK 62747 {m}

(RPO, rec. 1948, 1951)
A Village Romeo and Juliet
Sea Drift
EMI 7 643862 2 [2 discs] [EMI SI] {m}

HAYDN
(RPO, rec. 1958-59)
Symphonies Nos. 100, 101, 104
SERAPHIM UK TOC 8901

HAYDN "LONDON" SYMPHONIES Nos. 99-104
(RPO, rec. 1958-59)
EMI 7 643066 2 [2 discs] [EMI SI]

MOZART
(BPO, rec. 1937)
Die Zaberflöte (BPO, rec. 1937) [EMI SI] {m}
EMI CHS 7 61034 2 [2 discs] [EMI SI]
[The classic 1937 recording. Beecham was criticized at the time for making a recording in Nazi Germany. Posterity has appluaded the results.]

SIBELIUS
(LPO, rec. 1938-55)
the Tempest, incidental music
Scénes historiques, exceprts
Karelia suite: Intermezzo and Alla marcia
Finlandia
EMI CDM 7 63397 2

BEECHAM TRUST COMPACT DISCS

Special mention must be made, in view of the difficulty of obtaining them, of CDs issued by the Beecham Archive, a private museum open by special appointment only. At one time they were available through English dealers, but are now best ordered directly. U.S. residents also have a source (see below). Current titles include:
(RPO, rec. 1946-47)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 3
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 1 {m}

(LPO, rec. 1934-38)
DELIUS: Paris
DELIUS: Eventryr
DELIUS: Over the Hills and Far Away
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 2 {m}

DELIUS: Sea Drift
DELIUS: Summer Night on the River
DELIUS: In a Summer Garden
DELIUS: Brigg Fair
DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
DELIUS: Walk to the Paradise Garden
DELIUS: La Calinda
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 3 {m}

(RPO, rec. 1954)
SCHUMANN (arr. Beecham): Manfred
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 4 {m}

BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis (LPO, rec. "live" 1937)
BETTHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 (LPO, rec. 1936)
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 5 [2 discs] {m}

(NYP, rec. 1942)
SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 7
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4
TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio Italien
BEECHAM COLLECTION BEECHAM 6 {m}

For further information, write to:
Sir Thomas Beecham Archive
West Wing, Denton House
Denton
Harleston
Norfolk 1P20 0AA
United Kingdom


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