Duke Ellington in England - 1933

from Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress, page 489:

Q: You are said to have been influenced by the English composer Delius. Have you ever listened to his music? A: [Duke Ellington] In 1933, in England. When I got there people were saying some of our music sounded like Delius, and when I told them I had never heard Delius, they brought me presents of Delius records by the London Philharmonic, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting. I was hooked on listening, but could not copy a bit of it.
cite as

Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington: Music is my Mistress (New Jersey, 1973), p. 489. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430231044062 accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: England


Duke Ellington
lyricist, performer, piantist, Composer […]

Listening to

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classical music
written by Delius, Bach, Mozart
performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1933
Medium playback
Listening Environment indoors

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:24:04 +0100
Approved on Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:11:32 +0100