C0258. SIR THOMAS BEECHAM Cond. Royal Phil.: Berlioz Program, (incl. 'Harold en Italie', [w.Frederick Riddle]). (England) BBC Legends 4065, Live Performances, 1951-56. Long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 684911406528
"'Le Corsaire' was used by Beecham to demonstrate the power of the RPO brass section which Beecham was inordinately proud of. This performance comes from Beecham's first UK appearance immediately following his 1950 tour of the US. The 'King Lear' Overture represents a premiere on record for Beecham and will therefore be a 'must' for collectors."
- Ned Ludd