Delius in London - 20 January, 1908

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 333:

The day after I went to hear the "Illuminated Symphony". I dont know what Newmans impression was, but this is mine. I believe Holbrooke to be a considerable humbug and certainly no artist. Apart from the fact that the whole affair smelt of self advertisement, both on the part of Trench & Holbrooke. The Collaboration of the magic lantern & the music was an entire failure - for the one drew ones attention away from the other. So one had to choose. Now for the poem & now for the music. The music was certainly not inspired by Trench's poem. Holbrooke might never have read the …   more >>

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 333. accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Composer, Composer

Listening to

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Illuminated Symphony
written by Joseph Holbrooke

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 January, 1908
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Letter from Frederick Delius to Granville Bantock, 1908.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 02 May 2016 17:36:56 +0100
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:08:41 +0100