Delius in Leipzig - 1887

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

I was working at the time with Hans Sitt at orchestration and was working at an orchestral suite, which I called "Florida", and it was arranged that it should be played at a rehearsal of a military orchestra in the coming spring. Sitt had arranged for an orchestra of about 60 to give me a 2 hour rehearsal in the Rosental Restaurant and all it would cost me would be a barrel of beer for the orchestra. This accordingly took place one spring morning, the audience being Grieg and Mrs Grieg, Sinding and myself, Sitt conducting. In the Suite was a very noisy nigger dance where I had used the …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 395. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Leipzig


Composer, Composer

Listening to

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written by Delius
performed by Hans Sitt

Experience Information

Date/Time 1887
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Excerpt from "Delius: Recollections of Grieg".

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:45:17 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:23:38 +0100