Delius - 1872

from Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908, page 382:

My first great musical impression was hearing the posthumous Valse of Chopin which a friend of my father's played for me when I was ten years old. It made a most extraordinary impression on me. Until then, I had heard only Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and it was as if an entirely new world had been opened up to me. I remember that after hearing it twice I could play the whole piece through from memory.

cite as

Delius, and Lionel Carley (ed.), Delius: A Life in Letters 1862-1908 (), p. 382. accessed: 21 July, 2024


Composer, Composer

Listening to

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Posthumous Waltz
written by Chopin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1872
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Excerpt from "Delius: Memories of Childhood (ii)".

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 15:13:27 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:14:07 +0100