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Thomas Beecham

Data de nascimento: 29. Abril 1879
Data de falecimento: 8. Março 1961


Thomas Beecham foi um maestro, dirigente de orquestra e empresário britânico.

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„What can you do with it? It's like a lot of yaks jumping about.“

— Thomas Beecham
On Beethoven's Seventh Symphony Quoted in Atkins and Newman, Beecham Stories, 1978


„Too much counterpoint; what is worse, Protestant counterpoint.“

— Thomas Beecham
Of J. S. Bach; quoted by Neville Cardus, Guardian, 8 March 1971

„The musical equivalent of the towers of St Pancras Station“

— Thomas Beecham
Of Edward Elgar's 1st symphony Neville Cardus: Sir Thomas Beecham, A Memoir, (1961)

„Asked if he had ever conducted any Stockhausen, he said, "No, but I once trod in some."“

— Thomas Beecham

„A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.“

— Thomas Beecham
Quoted by H. Proctor-Gregg, Beecham Remembered (1976), p. 154


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

— Thomas Beecham
[Beecham admitted to Neville Cardus that he had made this up on the spur of the moment to satisfy an importunate journalist; he acknowledged that it was an oversimplification. (Neville Cardus: 'Sir Thomas Beecham, A Memoir', 1961)]

„A city life for me!“

— Thomas Beecham
Of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Pastoral Symphony

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