Quotations by Beecham, Thomas


A musicologist is a man who can read music but can’t hear it.

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) British conductor
(Attributed)

In H. Proctor-Gregg, Beecham Remembered (1976)
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The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) British conductor
(Attributed)

In Atkins and Newman, Beecham Stories (1978)
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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.

Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) British conductor
To a musician during a rehearsal
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