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Subject: Re: thomas beecham quotes
From: Robert Cardinalli <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Robert Cardinalli <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 8 Mar 2017 17:12:52 +0000
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The way I remember the quote:  "Why are we importing so many fourth rate Italian singers when we have plenty of third raters ourselves?"  A very sensible observation, IMO.

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From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:08:04 PM
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Subject: Re: thomas beecham quotes

One of the best Beecham quotes is :  "Why do we import mediocre foreign
singers when we have so many here at home?"

Angelo from Boston

> On March 8, 2017 at 7:51 AM kurt youngmann <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> On this day in 1961 conductor Thomas Beecham died. Here are some of his famous quotes:
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> “I have just been all round the world and have formed a very poor opinion of it.”
>
> “No operatic star has yet died soon enough for me.”
>
> “A musicologist is a man who can read music but can’t hear it.”
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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.”
>
> Kurt Youngmann
>
> “If God created us in his own image we have more than reciprocated.”
> — Voltaire (1694-1778)
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