Delius in Christiania - 1897

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 122:

Well! the first two performances have been and the result is tremendous, they hissed and had a real demonstration against the piece and especially against the music. But more than half applauded. So you can imagine the row: the left political party is furious. I have been ordered out of the hotel where I lived - just fancy - the second night there was more applause than hissing and the piece will be a success I think, every place was sold. All artists were for me and all the other bourgeois were furious - they thought I wanted to make fun of their national …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 122. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Christiania


Composer, Composer

Experience Information

Date/Time 1897
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Fritz Delius to Jelka Rosen, Christiania, 20? October 1897.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 23 Apr 2016 22:50:33 +0100
Approved on Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:29:38 +0100