Thomas Beecham - Quotes

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There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between. ---->>>

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. ---->>>

Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away. ---->>>

Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle. ---->>>

Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica. ---->>>

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it. ---->>>

All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women. ---->>>

No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me. ---->>>

I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: April 29, 1879
Birthplace:
Die: 03-08, 1961
Occupation: Composer
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Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet, CH (29 April 1879 – 8 March 1961) was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras. He was also closely associated with the Liverpool Philharmonic and Hallé orchestras. From the early 20th century until his death, Beecham was a major influence on the musical life of Britain and, according to the BBC, was Britain's first international conductor (wikipedia)