Delius in Leipzig - 23 December, 1887

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 395:

{Christmas in Leipzig: On christmas Eve, 1887, Grieg invited me, Sinding and Halvorsen to spend Christmas Eve at his rooms, and a very delightful evening it was. After a hearty supper and a good deal of wine, we had music: Mrs Grieg singing all Grieg's Vinje songs most beautifully, Halvorsen playing the C minor Violin Sonata, Sinding accompanying Mrs Grieg to several of his own songs, and I playing a piano piece I had just composed - a Norwegian Sleigh-Ride. We had all had rather more than was good for us to drink, and left in the early hours of the morning. As a Christmas present, Grieg …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 395. accessed: 29 May, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Composer, Composer

Listening to

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Sinding's songs
written by Christian Sinding
performed by Nina Grieg, Christian Sinding
Grieg's C Minor Violin Sonata
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Halvorsen
Delius' piano piece
written by Delius
performed by Delius
Grieg's Vinje songs
written by Edvard Grieg
performed by Nina Grieg

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1887
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Excerpt from "Delius: Recollections of Grieg".

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:39:46 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:24:10 +0100