Symphony No. 2
Thomas Beecham in Montréal
Sir Thomasís television appearances were, surprisingly, largely limited to North America. His concerts were captured by cameras in Chicago, Toronto, and Montréal, but, apparently, only once in his native country. The Montréal concert, which took place in 1956, is the earliest of Sir Thomasís television appearances. The original kinescope, which was thought to be lost, was recently rediscovered and restored to the Montréal studios of Radio-Canada.
This historic document, comprised of music of the two composers closest to Sir Thomasís heart, is of major importance both to Beecham collectors and to all lovers of great music. Video Artists International is proud to have played a part in its rediscovery and release.
Frideric Handel (1685-1759),
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
spiegarvi, oh Dio, K.418 5:49
No. 38 in D, "Prague," K.504