Max Schillings in Berlin - October, 1907

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, pages 306-307:

I arrived back today from Berlin, - as is usually the case with me: disgusted by the Jewish music market, which holds sway there permanently; an evil, stifling atmosphere. In this market only publicity and power count, they do not deal in serious values. Thus your piano concerto appears to have been found too serious. The reception in the evening was very warm; Schmid Lindner played his part excellently and with affection, I think we did justice to the work, but what I have read about it so far is sheer nonsense; someone discovered that you have now gone over to the unrestrained …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 306-307. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Max Schillings
Composer, Conductor

Listening to

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Delius's Piano Concerto
written by Delius
performed by Max Schillings, Schmid Lindner

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Max Schillings to Frederick Delius, Germany, 1907.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 01 May 2016 16:25:53 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:44:07 +0100