Delius - at the end of the 1800's
from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 379:
As a child I had only heard music of Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and shall never forget the thrill I got when I first heard someone play the posthumous waltz of Chopin, which seemed as if an entirely new world had opened to me. My attempts to play it by ear must have been curious to listeners, but still I managed to do it.
Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 379. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1481304249885 accessed: 6 December, 2021
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written by Chopin
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Excerpt from 'Delius: Memories of Childhood'.