Hermann Suter in Basel - 12 June, 1903

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 269:

I have of course revived my own enthusiasm first and foremost for the deep poetry of the "Trunkene Lied"; I was particularly captivated by No III of the 1st Part "In dein Antlitz sah ich jüngst"; in fact the wonderful poetry revelaed by your music was a continual delight to me. I have a slight misgiving over the fact that so many adagios follow on from each other; I wonder whether they do not work to the detriment of each other and in particular spoil the effect of that incomparable final piece? - 

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 269. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1462050538432 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Basel


Hermann Suter
Composer, Conductor

Listening to

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Mitternachtslied Zarathrustras
written by Delius
performed by Hermann Suter

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1903
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Hermann Suter to Frederick Delius, Gstaad, 1906. Suter had performed this work, subsequently retitled "Mitternachtslied Zarathustras", at the Tonk├╝ntslerfest in Basel on 12 June 1903.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:08:58 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:38:13 +0100