Frederick Delius and Peter Warlock: A Friendship Revealed
Last updated: 17.12.19
A Friendship Revealed
Hardcover (July 2000)
The Eton schoolboy, Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock), was not yet 17 when he first met his musical hero Frederick Delius at a concert in 1911. The next day he wrote an ecstatic letter to Delius who was flattered and intrigued by the young admirer. And so began a correspondence that was to last until Heseltine's untimely death in 1930. Barry Smith has fully researched the background of the correspondence and by means of generous annotations and linking narrative has produced a compelling story of an unusual and unique friendship between two composers.