Percy Grainger in Queen's Hall - 22 November, 1907

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 314:

'last night I realized how thoro'ly brave & spiritedly experimental a being that dear Delius is. Taking lots of risk, & not content with mere "safe" well worn conventional pranks like that tiresome R. Strauss (how he wrote D Juan I cant fathom) Delius's stuff on the band sounds so poetic & full of tender & rare things...I dont say his form is convincing or that he is an out-&-out genius but he's a most sympathetic & instructive talent, with a dear abstract, compassionate, poetic soul.

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 314. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Percy Grainger
Arranger, Composer, Pianist

Listening to

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written by Delius

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 November, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Percy Grainger to Karen Holten, London, 23 November 1907.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 01 May 2016 23:00:48 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:54 +0100