Beecham talks about Delius

Description

English

The eminent conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, was an important promoter of the music of English composer Frederick Delius, performing and recording much of it and later acting as the editor of the collected edition of the composer’s works. In this excerpt from a 1959 interview for the BBC, Beecham describes his approach to conducting Delius’s works, and gives his opinion of the composer’s own awareness of the practicalities of performance.




Title:
Beecham talks about Delius
Date:
1959. Broadcast 1965
Duration:
00:50
Format:
Sound recording
Language:
English
Creator:
Thomas Beecham
Copyright:
© Edmund Tracey estate (interviewer) and Thomas Beecham estate (interviewee)
Usage terms

Extract used under fair dealing copyright exception. 

Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
C1398/0242

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