Sir Thomas Beecham

Standard Name: Beecham, Sir Thomas


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Family and Intimate relationships Nancy Cunard
NC 's mother, Maud Alice (Burke) Cunard (Emerald), was born in San Francisco in 1872, to a wealthy father of Irish descent and a half-French mother. She was largely self-taught, and had a...
Performance of text Ethel Smyth
ES 's opera The Wreckers had its first full performance in English under conductor Thomas Beecham at His Majesty's Theatre , London.
Sadie, Julie Anne, and Rhian Samuel, editors. The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers. Macmillan, 1994.
430, 431
Palmer, Alan, and Veronica Palmer. The Chronology of British History. Century, 1992.
Performance of text Ethel Smyth
The March of the Women was performed frequently at WSPU events. From Holloway Prison on 6 March 1912, after being arrested and sentenced to two months for suffrage activism, ES reported: I hear the March...
politics Ethel Smyth
Imprisoned with other Women's Social and Political Union supporters, ES served three weeks of a two-month sentence. Conductor Thomas Beecham wrote of a visit to Holloway at which he saw her at a window with...
Textual Production Ethel Smyth
Sir Henry Wood conducted the overture at the Queen's Hall in London on 22 August 1932, and it was conducted again at the same venue by Sir Thomas Beecham in March 1935.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne TrautmannEditors , Hogarth Press, 1980.
5: 96n2, 370n4
Textual Production Ethel Smyth
ES 's oratorio The Prison (finished and first performed in Edinburgh in 1931) was conducted by Beecham at Queen's Hall on 3 January 1934, as part of a programme entirely devoted to her music.
Woolf, Virginia. The Letters of Virginia Woolf. Nicolson, Nigel and Joanne TrautmannEditors , Hogarth Press, 1980.
4: 290, 5: 267n1
Textual Production Ethel Smyth
ES 's writings about her own times included individual studies of other people. As well as writing of Mrs Pankhurst in Female Pipings in Eden, she published Beecham and Pharoah in May 1935 with...


1 October-31 December 1909
Conductor Thomas Beecham established the Beecham Symphony Orchestra . They performed in the Thomas Beecham Grand Opera Season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
19 February 1910
The opera Elektra by Richard Strauss was first performed in London: at Covent Garden , conducted by Thomas Beecham .
7 October 1932
Sir Thomas Beecham conducted his newly-formed London Philharmonic Orchestra in its first performance.
25 October 1945
Sir Thomas Beecham conducted the first performance by the Philharmonia Orchestra , which had been newly formed by Walter Legge .
Sir Thomas Beecham established the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
4 May 1953
At Oxford, Sir Thomas Beecham produced Delius 's opera of 1892, Irmelin.