Beatrice Harrison in USA - 1926

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, page 141:

It was a great honour for me to bring out the Delius Concerto in America but unfortunately, although other items in my programme were very successful, the Concerto was not. The Philadelphia Orchestra was very good to me but alas, Stokowski, their conductor who loved Delius’s work, was away. Fritz Reiner conducted for me and he could not bear nor understand Delius’s music. If I had played Dvorak with him all would have been well, as he loved it. Neither Delius nor I had any idea that he would be conducting; it was such a shame. Delius had so longed for his Concerto to understand the idiom …   more >>
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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 141. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: USA


Beatrice Harrison

Listening to

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Delius's cello concerto
written by Delius
performed by Fritz Reiner, Philadelphia Orchestra, Beatrice Harrison

Experience Information

Date/Time 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:58:06 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:33:02 +0000