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Thomas Beecham
(1879-1961) born on
Apr 29
English conductor. He founded the British National Opera Co. and London Philharmonic; 1932.
         
   
F
I have recently been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it.

R
The English may not like music but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
A
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.
N
In the first movement alone, I took note of six pregnancies and at least four miscarriages. [on Bruckner's 7th symphony]
K
[They] are quite hopeless drooling, driveling, doleful, depressing, dropsical drips.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech at the Savoy; "The News Review," 22 Aug 1946.
R: "A Mingled Chime," 1944.
A: Attributed.
N: In "Quotable Quotations," by Lloyd Cory, 1987.
K: On music critics, news summaries 13 Feb 54.
   


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