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 >>

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Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 314. accessed: 24 February, 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 indoors, in public


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