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Thomas Beecham: An Obsession With Music
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Boydell Pr
Publication date February 2, 2009
Pages 388
Binding Hardcover
Edition Har/com
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781843834021
ISBN-10 1843834022
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.84 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $45.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit. This new life places him - musically, politically and socially - in the troubled times in which he lived and corrects the stories and myths, many of them Beecham's own making, that have grown up around this uniquely gifted and controversial figure.Drawing upon extensive research, Lucas presents new material on his early years, his complicated private life, his father's catastrophic attempt to buy a large part of Covent Garden - which brought the family to its knees financially - and the orchestras and opera companies that Beecham founded. New light is shed on his visits to Nazi Germany and his view of its leaders, as well as the much misunderstood and previously unchronicled years of the Second World War, which he spent in Australia and America.Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music will change the way we view this complex personality and remain the standard biography for years to come.JOHN LUCAS was on the staff of the Observer for 25 years, completed Peter Heyworth's monumental biography of Otto Klemperer, wrote the biography of Reginald Goodall, and is responsible for the current entries on Beecham and Klemperer in the New Grove.BEECHAM IN REHEARSAL: This book will include a full-length CD of Beecham rehearsing the RPO. It features music by Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Liszt and a remarkable movement from Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

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Har/com edition from Boydell Pr (February 2, 2009)
9781843834021 | details & prices | 388 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.84 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Thomas Beecham was one of Britain's greatest conductors of orchestral music and opera as well as an entrepreneur and impresario of exceptional energy and brilliant wit.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Boydell Pr (February 17, 2011)
9781843836261 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $29.95

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