Beatrice Harrison in England - 1916

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 104:

Delius, by now a dear friend, had completed the Concerto for Violin and Cello for us although it was to be some years before we played it in public. The strange thing was that it was written in unison and technically was almost impossible to play but with Delius himself and Peter Heseltine at the piano, we rewrote the cello part and made it playable. Delius sat for hours with a large cushion and the score on his knees, surrounded by four of our Scottie dogs, who took a great interest in the proceedings and periodically licked his fingers which made him jump, throw everything in the air and …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 104. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431987925877 accessed: 4 April, 2020

location of experience: England

Listeners

Beatrice Harrison
Cellist
1892-1965

Listening to

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Delius's Concerto for Violin and Cello
written by Delius

Experience Information

Date/Time 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 18 May 2015 23:25:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:39:09 +0000