Delius - at the end of the 1800's

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 379:

As a child I had only heard music of Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and shall never forget the thrill I got when I first heard someone play the posthumous waltz of Chopin, which seemed as if an entirely new world had opened to me. My attempts to play it by ear must have been curious to listeners, but still I managed to do it.

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 379. accessed: 15 June, 2024


Composer, Composer

Listening to

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Posthumous Waltz
written by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1800's


Excerpt from 'Delius: Memories of Childhood'.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:24:09 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:12:44 +0100