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

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

'last Friday I had a jolly evening. Mother & I went and hear F. Delius "Appalachia" performed at the Queen's Hall. I do so wish you could have heard it. I dont say it's a perfect work at all, or even a work of pure genius; but it did strike me as poetic, & individual & genuine, & most corageously experimental. The new things he tried for seemed to me really pluckly & of vital interest & not the usual dull commonplace (& usually perfectly "safe") wheezes of so much so called "modern" stuff. Then such a lot of it was piano & …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 314. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1462140725984 accessed: 20 October, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Percy Grainger
Arranger, Composer, Pianist
1882-1961

Listening to

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Appalachia
written by Delius

Experience Information

Date/Time 22 November, 1907
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Notes

Letter from Percy Grainger to Nina Grieg, November 1907.


Originally submitted by verafonte on Sun, 01 May 2016 23:12:06 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:05:18 +0100