Saturday, 19 February 2011
Delius Sculpture - Bradford
The composer Frederick Delius was born and brought up in Bradford, he was christened at St.Peters Church (now the cathedral), educated at Bradford Grammar School, and spent the summer holidays in Ilkley where the family had a second home. The family kept two ponies at Ilkley and the young composer apparently enjoyed pony rides across the moors.
I'm not familiar with all the music that Delius wrote, but I do like 'North Country Sketches' particularly 'Autumn' and wonder if the sculptor also had this in mind when creating this work.
It seems Delius wasn't too keen on Bradford as he spent most of his adult life abroad.