Hans Haym in Elberfeld - 1904

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, pages 245-246:

How there can be any doubts about the choice between Appal. & Sinf. dom. I do not understand. What a watery concoction from Strauss this time! I have already had a rehearsal of it too & found the impression gained by my initial reading fully confirmed. Absolutely nothing new, no humour, no depth, really a terrible void. I had an argument with Buths over this too, of course he can't bring himself to drop Strauss so easily & is too much under the spell of the leges tabulaturae for this new "masterpiece" not to impress him highly. Next Sunday I hope to play the Appal. on 2 pianos …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 245-246. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1462040430995 accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Elberfeld


Hans Haym
Composer, Conductor

Listening to

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Symphonia Domestica, op. 53
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Hans Haym

Experience Information

Date/Time 1904
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Hans Haym to Fritz Delius, 1904, Elberfeld.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:20:31 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:55:23 +0100