Beecham Thomas (Beecham Thomas)( English impresario and conductor.)
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Biography Beecham Thomas (Beecham Thomas)
Born April 29, 1879 in St. Helens (near Liverpool) in the family of a prosperous manufacturer, which subsequently gave Bichemu opportunity to create and fund a number of British orchestras and opera companies. For the first time acted as a conductor in 1905 with the orchestra 'Queens Hall' in London, opened its opera season in 1908. Was conductor of the London Opera House 'Covent Garden' (from 1910), he conducted performances of Diaghilev's "Russian Seasons' in London (1911). He received the title of Sir in 1916. In 1932 founded the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 1947 - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (performed with a concert tour in the U.S. in 1949). Of particular interest is in English music Beecham 18. He was, and orchestrated a series of orchestral suites from the works of Handel and his contemporaries. Beecham died in London on March 8, 1961.