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.
- Full title:
- 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
- Concert programme
- © Public Domain
- Usage terms
© No known copyright. Images supplied by, and reproduced with permission of, the University of Sheffield Library.
- Held by
- University of Sheffield Library
- MS 203
- Article by:
- Lionel Carley
- Music and place, Musical style
Lionel Carley explores composer Frederick Delius’s long association with France, and how the distinctive landscapes of Paris and Grez-sur-Loing inspired some of his most famous scores.