Sir Thomas Beecham     (Neville Cardus)
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Sir Thomas Beecham     (Neville Cardus)
B1026. NEVILLE CARDUS. Sir Thomas Beecham: A Memoir. London, Collins, 1961. 125pp. Photos; DJ.


“As a music critic, Cardus was the opposite of Ernest Newman's objective school of musical criticism. Cardus's romantic, instinctive response to music was in contrast with Newman's intellectual, analytical approach. A fellow critic wrote that Newman ‘probed into Music's vitals, put her head under deep X-ray and analysed cell-tissue.

Cardus 'laid his head against her bosom and listened to the beating of her heart’. Despite their different approaches, the two writers held each other in considerable regard. Yehudi Menuhin wrote that Cardus ‘reminds us that there is an understanding of the heart as well as of the mind... in Neville Cardus, the artist has an ally’.

- Ned Ludd