Helene Sophie Emilie Rosen in Grez-sur-Loing - at the end of the 1890's

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 414:

I remember an evening while Fred was still working in his empty room downstairs, when he called me and Ida to hear a song he had written to words of Nietzsche. It was the 'Mitternachtslied' from Zarathustra: 'O Mensch! gib Acht!' etc. and formed the nucleus of the great 'Mass of Life'. It was quite wonderful. We sat on cushions on the floor, and Fred at the piano with a flickering candle played to us that solemn and intense song, '...Doch alle Lust will Ewigkeit..'; the greatest yearning of humanity was expressed so beautifully, and I was overcome with the wonder of it all, that in my house…   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 414. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1481645092776 accessed: 27 January, 2022

location of experience: Grez-sur-Loing


Helene Sophie Emilie Rosen

Listening to

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written by Delius
performed by Delius

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1890's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Excerpt from "Jelka Delius: Memories of Frederick Delius".

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 16:04:52 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:23:09 +0100