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Laurence Olivier
Thomas Beecham Quotes
A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
Thomas Beecham

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

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

Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
Thomas Beecham

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

I didn't know he'd been knighted. I knew he'd been doctored.
Thomas Beecham

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

Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands, and all you can do is scratch it!
Thomas Beecham

Most of them sound like they live on seaweed.
Thomas Beecham

Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica.
Thomas Beecham

No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me.
Thomas Beecham

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

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.
Thomas Beecham

Try everything once except folk dancing and incest.
Thomas Beecham

Type:
Composer
Date of Birth:
1879-04-29
Year of Death:
1961
Nationality:
English
 

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