Delius - 1872
from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 382:
My first great musical impression was hearing the posthumous Valse of Chopin which a friend of my father's played for me when I was ten years old. It made a most extraordinary impression on me. Until then, I had heard only Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and it was as if an entirely new world had been opened up to me. I remember that after hearing it twice I could play the whole piece through from memory.
Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 382. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1481642006844 accessed: 2 December, 2021
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written by Chopin
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Excerpt from "Delius: Memories of Childhood (ii)".