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Quotes by Sir Thomas Beecham
(1879 - 1961)

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CriticsDrooling, driveling, doleful, depressing, dropsical drips.
- (on Critics)
HarpsichordThe harpsichord? Two skeletons copulating on a corrugated tin roof.
MusicA musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
MusicBrass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.
MusicNo, but I believe I once trod in some.
- (when asked if he had ever played works by Stockhausen)
music for the massesThe public wants the musicians to start together and end together. They don't give a damn what happens in between.
- (British symphony conductor)
OperaNo operatic star has yet died soon enough for me.
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