Music: Unity in London

People who go to hear Sir Thomas Beecham's brilliant conducting expect to experience some antic interruptions by the maestro, or at least to be distracted a little by the hoarse shouts he directs at his orchestra. Since 68-year-old Sir Thomas' second marriage, in 1945, they can also expect to find his wife, a pianist, as featured soloist.

Wealthy (Beecham's Pills) Sir Thomas has had his way about his favorite soloist, for London's new Royal Philharmonic was his own. (He had organized it because, he explained, "There is no existing British orchestra of a high enough standard to maintain my reputation.")

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