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Subject: Re: thomas beecham quotes
From: ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 8 Mar 2017 15:50:00 -0500
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Another one that just came to mind:  Beecham is ready to lift his baton to

conduct at CG.  He turns to his concertmaster and says "What do we have

tonight?"  The answer - "Elektra".  Beecham, "Good show!" , and begins the opera.


Angelo from Boston

> 
>     On March 8, 2017 at 2:41 PM Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>     Which leads me to suppose that Harold Rosenthal, in his Opera
>     magazine, kinda stole from Beecham, when he wrote of Birgit
>     Nilsson - "Why do we import these high priced singers when
>     we have our own Amy Shuard". I imagine that everyone on this
>     forum can answer that question :-)
> 
>     Bob
> 
>     On Wed, 8 Mar 2017 08:08:04 -0500, ANGELO MAMMANO <[log in to unmask]>
>     wrote:
> 
>         > > 
> >         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:
> > > 
> > >             On this day in 1961 conductor Thomas Beecham died. Here are some of his famous
> > >             quotes:
> > > 
> > >             “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.�
> > > 
> > >             “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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