Friendships between major composers are often important and mutually beneficial, and they shed light on our perception and enjoyment of their music. Schumann and Brahms, Stravinsky and Debussy, Wagner and Liszt, Holst and Vaughan Williams – in each case one life was influenced, aided, inspired and affected by the other in real and tangible ways. So it was, however unlikely it might seem, with Grieg and Delius.
"...The performances throughout are wonderfully responsive and the Nimbus recording first-rate. This is one of those rare collection discs that one can playthrough complete very rewardingly, as if one were at a recital."
Ivan March - Gramophone magazine - Christmas Special edition - December 2012