Watch Now: Beecham: A Play - 1990, Timothy West as Sir Thomas Beecham

Written By The Wagnerian on Monday, 29 August 2011 | 6:26:00 am

I am presently listening to the rather incredible Beecham/Reiner 1937 Tristan und Isolde (Melchior/Flagstad) and doing so came across the following which I thought might be of interest.

1990 TV version of an earlier stage play about the life of conductor Sir Thomas Beecham. Written by Ned Sherrin & Caryl Brahms. Written by Ned Sherrin & Caryl Brahms, with Timothy West as Beecham and Terry Wale as everyone else. Directed by Vernon Lawrence, with musical performances by the Halle Orchestra.