Quotes by Sir Thomas Beecham

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

Sir Thomas Beecham

Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.

Sir Thomas Beecham

The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought.

Sir Thomas Beecham

Try everything once except incest and folk dancing.

Sir Thomas Beecham

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