Sh*t.matt49 said:Your suspicions about the word audiophile in this context are justified. The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations gives: "The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes." I think this was a response to Oscar Schmitz's infamous description of England as "the land without music" ("das Land ohne Musik").busb said:I didn't know that word had been invented that long ago but I would laugh if he had said that. I find the term audiophile a little creepy, personally. A great many quotes sound self-evident, are highly amusing but mere opinion.davedotco said:One more for your collection.
The English audiophile does not really understand music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. Sir Thomas Beecham.
EDIT it's also hard to believe that someone as fastidious as Beecham would have got his grammar wrong: "the English audiophile ... they". !!!
I could have swore he said audiophile, after all he was speaking at the Heathrow Hi-fi show in 1973.
Note to self. Must use correct grammar if my wind ups are to be successful.