Queen's Hall Concert Programme (1909)


These early concert programmes featuring Frederick Delius’s music are testament to the efforts of the conductor Thomas Beecham to promote the composer’s music. They are notable for featuring an early performance of Sea Drift and the famous first British performance of A Mass of Life, that did much to launch Delius’s reputation in Britain.

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Programme from two concerts featuring works by Frederick Delius in the series Thomas Beecham Orchestral Concerts, conducted by Thomas Beecham. Queen’s Hall, London, 22 February 1909 and 7 June 1909
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