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Top 39 wise famous quotes and sayings by Thomas Beecham

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Thomas Beecham quotes: Too much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpoint. Too much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpoint.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Movie music is noise. It's even more painful than my sciatica. Movie music is noise. It's even more painful than my sciatica.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands. The grand tune is the only thing in music that the great public really understands.
Thomas Beecham quotes: They are quite hopeless - drooling, driveling, doleful, depressing, dropsical drips. They are quite hopeless - drooling, driveling, doleful, depressing, dropsical drips.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The bagpipes sound exactly the same when you have finished as when you started The bagpipes sound exactly the same when you have finished as when you started
Thomas Beecham quotes: Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle. Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Try everything once, except folk dancing and incest. Try everything once, except folk dancing and incest.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The British like any kind of music so long as it is loud. The British like any kind of music so long as it is loud.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Music first and last should sound well, should allure and enchant the ear. Never mind the inner significance. Music first and last should sound well, should allure and enchant the ear. Never mind the inner significance.
Thomas Beecham quotes: In the first movement alone, I took note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages. In the first movement alone, I took note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages.
Thomas Beecham quotes: No woman is worth the loss of a night's sleep. No woman is worth the loss of a night's sleep.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Elgar's first symphony is the musical equivalent of St Pancras Railway Station. Elgar's first symphony is the musical equivalent of St Pancras Railway Station.
Thomas Beecham quotes: What can you do with it? It's like a lot of yaks jumping about. What can you do with it? It's like a lot of yaks jumping about.
Thomas Beecham quotes: If she is attractive, I can't perform with her; if she is not, then I won't. If she is attractive, I can't perform with her; if she is not, then I won't.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Movie music is noise ... even more painful than my sciatica. Movie music is noise ... even more painful than my sciatica.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Beethoven's last quartets were written by a deaf man and should only be listened to by a deaf man. Beethoven's last quartets were written by a deaf man and should only be listened to by a deaf man.
Thomas Beecham quotes: No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me. No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me.
Thomas Beecham quotes: We cannot expect you to be with us all the time, but perhaps you could be good enough to keep in touch now and again. We cannot expect you to be with us all the time, but perhaps you could be good enough to keep in touch now and again.
Thomas Beecham quotes: Composers and musicians have always starved and, as this is a sentimental country, we think the tradition should be continued. Composers and musicians have always starved and, as this is a sentimental country, we think the tradition should be continued.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The sound of the harpsichord resembles that of a bird-cage played with toasting-forks. The sound of the harpsichord resembles that of a bird-cage played with toasting-forks.
Thomas Beecham quotes: If an opera cannot be played by an organ grinder, it's not going to achieve immortality. If an opera cannot be played by an organ grinder, it's not going to achieve immortality.
Thomas Beecham quotes: "Have you heard any Stockhausen?" Beecham was asked. "No, but I believe I have stepped in some." "Have you heard any Stockhausen?" Beecham was asked. "No, but I believe I have stepped in some."
Thomas Beecham quotes: There are no woman composers, never have been and possibly never will be. There are no woman composers, never have been and possibly never will be.
Thomas Beecham quotes: All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women. All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The trouble with women in an orchestra is that if they're attractive it will upset my players and if they're not it will upset me. The trouble with women in an orchestra is that if they're attractive it will upset my players and if they're not it will upset me.
Thomas Beecham quotes: The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.