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Summary

Thomas Beecham (born in St. Helens, Merseyside, died in London, England) was a famous Composer from England, who lived between April 29, 1879 and March 8, 1961. He became 81 years old.

Biography

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet was a British conductor and impresario. From the early twentieth century until his death, Beecham was a major figure in the musical life in Britain and, according to Neville Cardus, he was the first British conductor who had a truly international career.

Beecham came from a wealthy industrial family. He used his money to transform the opera scene in England from the 1910s until the beginning of World War II when he worked at Covent Garden, Drury Lane and His Majesty's Theatre with international stars, his own hand-picked orchestra and a variety of operas.

London still has two orchestras, which was founded by Beecham: London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He also has close links with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra in his hjemamt, Lancashire. His repertoire was eclectic, as he sometimes favored lesser-known composers rather than larger, more famous composers. His specialties included the composers whose works are rarely played in Britain before Beecham stood out as an interpreter, for example, Frederick Delius and Hector Berlioz.

His strength lay in the classical and romantic repertoire. He has directed such works of Jean Sibelius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Edvard Grieg. His record company was EMI.

He was known for his humor, and many "Beechamhistorier" narrated still nearly fifty years after his death.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 10 quotes who is written / told by Thomas.

Related authors: Jack Brymer, Hector Berlioz, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Beecham

Famous quotes by Thomas Beecham (10)


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"A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it"
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"Movie music is noise... even more painful than my sciatica"
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"No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me"
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"Composers should write tunes that chauffeurs and errand boys can whistle"
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"The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes"
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"Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away"
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"There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between"
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"I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it"
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"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory"
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"All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women"


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