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Thomas Beecham (1879 – 1961)


British conductor.
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Thomas Beecham
A city life for me!
Beecham quotes
I found it as alluring as a wayward woman and determined to tame it.
Beecham
What can you do with it? It's like a lot of yaks jumping about."




Beecham Thomas quotes
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.
Beecham Thomas
Too much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpoint.
Thomas Beecham quotes
The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands.
Thomas Beecham
Asked if he had ever conducted any Stockhausen, he said, "No, but I once trod in some."
Beecham Thomas quotes
No composer has written as much as 100 bars of worthwhile music since 1925.
Beecham
A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
Beecham Thomas
The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.
Thomas Beecham
If I cannot sing a work, I cannot conduct it.




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