Beatrice Harrison in Limpsfield - the 1930's

from The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison, pages 156-157:

Delius died the same year, and his wish was gratified and he was buried at Limpsfield, quite near my dear parents. On the day of the re-internment in the month of May, the flowers had never been more glorious, just as on the last day he had been at Foyle Riding. On that day Beecham came with a portion of his orchestra and played amongst other works On hearing the first cuckoo in spring, as only he can conduct it. As the work finished, a cuckoo from a nearby bough took up the refrain, which gave an eerie feeling. Poor Jelka Delius, who was really dying, came over for the ceremony …   more >>

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Beatrice Harrison, and Patricia Cleveland-Peck (ed.), The Cello and the Nightingales- The autobiography of Beatrice Harrison (1985), p. 156-157. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: Limpsfield


Beatrice Harrison

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On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring
written by Delius
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:56:04 +0100
Approved on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:31:38 +0000