© 2009 Tracks 1-10 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd, Tracks 11-15 EMI Records Ltd
℗ 2009 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Tracks 1-6 recorded live during a concert at BASF Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 19 November 1936. Tracks 7-14 recorded at Abbey Road Studios London, 19 March 1934. Track 15 recorded 15 December 1933
Transfers, editing and remastering engineer: Roger Beardsley.
Sources: Tracks 1-6 Friedrich Engel lately of BASF, Tracks 11-15 licensed courtesy of EMI Classics.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra would like to acknowledge the help of Sue Johns (EMI Classics) Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, Roger Beardsley and Lyndon Jenkins in facilitating this release.
Total playing time: 75:17
Booklet text in English
The sources used on this recording come from the 1930s and have been digitally restored to the highest possible standard.
Released October 2009

CD: Beecham – The Formative Years

LPO conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham

Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite from 'The Golden Cockerel' (excerpts)
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 (Jupiter)

Sir Thomas Beecham conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
David McCallum leader (1-6)
Paul Beard leader (7-14)
Pioneering sound recordings from the 1930s

Two of the most significant pioneering experiments in sound recording, stereophonic sound and recording on tape, involved the London Philharmonic Orchestra and its founder Sir Thomas Beecham. At Beecham’s famous mono recording session of Mozart’s 'Jupiter' symphony in 1934 engineers experimented simultaneously with stereo sound and during a tour of Germany in 1936 part of one of the Orchestra’s concerts was recorded using the revolutionary invention of tape. The results of these landmark moments in the Orchestra’s history are restored here for the first time in full.
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'A valuable piece of recording history.’
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