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Thomas Beecham: Quiz


Question 1: [8] During this period, Beecham first encountered the music of ________, which he loved deeply and with which he became closely associated for the rest of his life.
Frederick DeliusMalcolm SargentThomas BeechamEdward Elgar

Question 2: In 1933, Tristan und Isolde with Frida Leider and ________ was a success, and the season continued with the Ring cycle and nine other operas.
Karin BranzellLauritz MelchiorThomas BeechamKirsten Flagstad

Question 3: Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd ________, CH (29 April 1879 – 8 March 1961) was a British conductor and impresario.
BaronetHereditary peerHer Majesty's Most Honourable Privy CouncilDame (title)

Question 4: [44] The 1934 season featured Conchita Supervia in ________, and Lotte Lehmann and Alexander Kipnis in the Ring.
Il viaggio a ReimsLa CenerentolaLa pietra del paragoneBianca e Falliero

Question 5: His specialities included composers whose works were rarely played in Britain before Beecham became their advocate, such as ________ and Hector Berlioz.
Thomas BeechamFrederick DeliusMalcolm SargentEdward Elgar

Question 6: [55] In 1942 he joined the ________ as joint senior conductor with his former assistant Bruno Walter.
OtelloMaria CallasMetropolitan Opera radio broadcastsMetropolitan Opera

Question 7: Beecham's 1913 seasons included the British première of Strauss's ________ at Covent Garden, and a season at Drury Lane announced as Sir Joseph Beecham's Grand Season of Russian Opera and Ballet.
Salome (opera)Die Frau ohne SchattenAriadne auf NaxosDer Rosenkavalier

Question 8: With Haydn, too, Beecham was far from an authenticist, using unscholarly nineteenth century texts, avoiding the use of the ________, and phrasing the music romantically.
VirginalsHarpsichordBaroque musicConcerto

Question 9: [83] Beecham played The Seasons regularly throughout his career, recording it for ________ in 1956, and in 1944 added The Creation to his repertoire.
Warner Music GroupSony Music EntertainmentEMIUniversal Music Group

Question 10: [39] The ________, as it was named, consisted of 106 players, including a few young players straight from music college, many established players from provincial orchestras and some poached from the LSO.
Malcolm SargentRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraThomas BeechamLondon Philharmonic Orchestra

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