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.
Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1462140048163 accessed: 9 December, 2022
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|Date/Time||22 November, 1907|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Percy Grainger to Karen Holten, London, 23 November 1907.