The name of Eduard van Beinum may too often be overlooked among the music directors of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, in between the longer and more internationally renowned tenures of Willem Mengelberg and Bernard Haitink, but this is a wrong that Eloquence has put right with the reissue of the greater portion of Van Beinum’s recorded work with the orchestra on both Decca and Philips. The conductor has been revealed anew as an interpreter of lucidly phrased fidelity to the score and uncommon sensitivity. The present issue brings repertoire especially close to Van Beinum’s heart. He was a master Schubertian, who needed to be taught no lessons by the nascent period-instrument movement on nurturing a hop, skip and jump in the composer’s effervescent orchestral textures or coaxing a sweetly flowing lyricism from their sunny complexions.
English for Starters is an English course for Primary and Preparatory level students in Syria. English for Starters includes a Student's Book, two cassettes with listening material, Workbook and Teacher's Book. These materials are based on the General Framework and Outcomes of English Curricula in Syria, where this language is regarded as a foreign language. The English for Starters materials have approached the language skills in an integrated way in terms of the tasks and activities for both learners and teachers.