"If ever a man could be said to be born to perform a certain task, Sir Thomas Beecham was born to perform Delius. When Sir Malcolm Sargent war rehearsing his orchestra in a piece by Delius some yearsafter Beecham's death, a sudden storm blew up. There was a flash oflightning, followed immediately by a crash of thunder which blew thefuses and plunged the hall into darkness. In the momentary silence that followed, Sir Malcolm was heard to say lugubriously, 'He doesn't like it.'"
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