About the author: Dr. Philip Jones has been a Delius scholar and performer for many years. He has previously written several articles and a book about the composer and was Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Fourth Delius Festival.
2002 0-7734-7294-0 Chop’s main claim to fame is his 1904 study of Delius, the first on the composer to be published; it laid the foundations for future Delius biographers. Chop also produced several scholarly articles on Delius in 1907, and played a crucial role in ensuring his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet reached the stage of Berlin’s Komische Oper that year. This book brings together Chop’s collected criticism of Delius in translation for the first time, and includes the original texts, a commentary and note on the author plus several previously unpublished letters. In his day he was widely respected as a musicologist, music journalist and newspaper editor. He published a number of compositions.