Frederick Delius
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/976x549/p01bqtbm.jpg
1862-01-29
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/2a006dfe-a7af-46d1-b38f-8c1d90dd230d
Frederick Delius Frederick Delius Frederick Delius Frederick Delius

Biography

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH ( 29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida ...

Read more


Clips (8)


Tracks

Sort by

Symphony Nova Scotia, Frederick Delius, Georg Tintner & Eric Fenby
Intermezzo [from 'Fennimore and Gerda']
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Intermezzo [from 'Fennimore and Gerda'] Intermezzo [from 'Fennimore and Gerda'] Intermezzo [from 'Fennimore and Gerda'] Intermezzo [from 'Fennimore and Gerda']
Frederick Delius, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
Eventyr
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Eventyr Eventyr Eventyr Eventyr
Frederick Delius, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18 Dance Rhapsody No. 1 Rt.6.18
Sir John Barbirolli, Frederick Delius & Hallé Orchestra
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
Frederick Delius & Susan Gritton (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward GArdner
A Late lark for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley]
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
A Late lark for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley] A Late lark for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley] A Late lark for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley] A Late lark for tenor and small orchestra [words: W E Henley]
Frederick Delius, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis
In a Summer Garden
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
In a Summer Garden In a Summer Garden In a Summer Garden In a Summer Garden
Frederick Delius, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Dance Rhapsody No.2
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2 Dance Rhapsody No.2
Frederick Delius, Hallé Orchestra, Eric Fenby & Sir John Barbirolli
La Calinda arr. Fenby
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
La Calinda arr. Fenby La Calinda arr. Fenby La Calinda arr. Fenby La Calinda arr. Fenby
Frederick Delius, BBC Concert Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
The Walk to the Paradise Garden The Walk to the Paradise Garden The Walk to the Paradise Garden The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Frederick Delius & Tamsin Little
Violin Concerto
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Violin Concerto Violin Concerto Violin Concerto Violin Concerto
Frederick Delius, Mark Padmore, John Rutter & The Cambridge Singers
To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5), no.1 & no.2
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5), no.1 & no.2 To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5), no.1 & no.2 To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5), no.1 & no.2 To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5), no.1 & no.2
Frederick Delius, Tamsin Little, Sir Charles Mackerras & English National Opera Orchestra
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
Philippe Djokic, Frederick Delius, Georg Tintner & Symphony Nova Scotia
Violin Concerto (1916)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Violin Concerto (1916) Violin Concerto (1916) Violin Concerto (1916) Violin Concerto (1916)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Frederick Delius, Sir Charles Groves, John Noble & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Sea Drift (Whitman)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02gkppk.jpg
link
Sea Drift (Whitman) Sea Drift (Whitman) Sea Drift (Whitman) Sea Drift (Whitman)
Frederick Delius, Paul Hillier & Ars Nova Copenhagen
To be sung of a summer night on the water; On Craig Dhu
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
To be sung of a summer night on the water; On Craig Dhu To be sung of a summer night on the water; On Craig Dhu To be sung of a summer night on the water; On Craig Dhu To be sung of a summer night on the water; On Craig Dhu
Frederick Delius, Sir Charles Mackerras & English National Opera Orchestra
Florida Suite: Daybreak
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Florida Suite: Daybreak Florida Suite: Daybreak Florida Suite: Daybreak Florida Suite: Daybreak
Frederick Delius, The Cleveland Orchestra & George Szell
Irmelin: Prelude
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Irmelin: Prelude Irmelin: Prelude Irmelin: Prelude Irmelin: Prelude
Frederick Delius, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Brigg Fair
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Brigg Fair Brigg Fair Brigg Fair Brigg Fair
Frederick Delius, English Chamber Orchestra, Eric Fenby & Julian Lloyd Webber
Two Aquarelles for String Orchestra
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Two Aquarelles for String Orchestra Two Aquarelles for String Orchestra Two Aquarelles for String Orchestra Two Aquarelles for String Orchestra
Frederick Delius, Vernon Handley & Ulster Orchestra
Florida - suite RT.6.1: By the river
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Florida - suite RT.6.1: By the river Florida - suite RT.6.1: By the river Florida - suite RT.6.1: By the river Florida - suite RT.6.1: By the river
Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor, Frederick Delius & Paul Hillier
To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5) To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5) To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5) To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Frederick Delius, Eric Fenby & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
A Late Lark
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
A Late Lark A Late Lark A Late Lark A Late Lark
Frederick Delius, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St Martin in the Fields
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
London Symphony Orchestra, Frederick Delius, Sir John Barbirolli & Sir Thomas Beecham
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Frederick Delius, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring On hearing the first cuckoo in spring On hearing the first cuckoo in spring On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
Frederick Delius, Hallé Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
Koanga: La Calinda
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Koanga: La Calinda Koanga: La Calinda Koanga: La Calinda Koanga: La Calinda
Frederick Delius, The John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
Koanga - Lyric Drama In 3 Acts Rt.1.4; Act 2, La Calinda
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Koanga - Lyric Drama In 3 Acts  Rt.1.4; Act 2, La Calinda Koanga - Lyric Drama In 3 Acts  Rt.1.4; Act 2, La Calinda Koanga - Lyric Drama In 3 Acts  Rt.1.4; Act 2, La Calinda Koanga - Lyric Drama In 3 Acts  Rt.1.4; Act 2, La Calinda
Frederick Delius, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Charles Groves
Paris - The Song of a Great City
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Paris - The Song of a Great City Paris - The Song of a Great City Paris - The Song of a Great City Paris - The Song of a Great City
Frederick Delius, Piers Lane & Yvonne Kenny
7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90]
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90] 7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90] 7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90] 7 Songs from the Norwegian RT.5.9 [1889-90]
Frederick Delius, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir John Barbirolli
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Frederick Delius, Beecham, Sir Thomas, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
Summer Evening
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Summer Evening Summer Evening Summer Evening Summer Evening
David Hill, Frederick Delius & Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Sleigh ride (Winter night) for orchestra (RT.6.7)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Sleigh ride (Winter night) for orchestra (RT.6.7) Sleigh ride (Winter night) for orchestra (RT.6.7) Sleigh ride (Winter night) for orchestra (RT.6.7) Sleigh ride (Winter night) for orchestra (RT.6.7)
Frederick Delius & Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera, Sir Charles Mackerras (Conductor)
North Country Sketches: Dance
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
North Country Sketches: Dance North Country Sketches: Dance North Country Sketches: Dance North Country Sketches: Dance
Frederick Delius, Sir Charles Mackerras & English National Opera Orchestra
North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape North country sketches for orchestra (RT.6.20), no.2; Winter landscape
Frederick Delius & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches for Orchestra, No.2)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches for Orchestra, No.2) Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches for Orchestra, No.2) Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches for Orchestra, No.2) Winter Landscape (North Country Sketches for Orchestra, No.2)
Symphony Nova Scotia, Frederick Delius & Georg Tintner
Irmelin prelude (RT.6.27) arr. [1931] from Preludes to Acts 1 & 3 of the opera
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
Irmelin prelude (RT.6.27) arr. [1931] from Preludes to Acts 1 & 3 of the opera Irmelin prelude (RT.6.27) arr. [1931] from Preludes to Acts 1 & 3 of the opera Irmelin prelude (RT.6.27) arr. [1931] from Preludes to Acts 1 & 3 of the opera Irmelin prelude (RT.6.27) arr. [1931] from Preludes to Acts 1 & 3 of the opera
Symphony Nova Scotia, Frederick Delius & Georg Tintner
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12)
http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p01bqtbm.jpg
link
On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12) On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19) (1911/12)
Add music you love and enjoy it


Biography

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH ( 29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation. There he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African-American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War.

Delius's first successes came in Germany, where Hans Haym and other conductors promoted his music from the late 1890s. In Delius's native Britain, it was 1907 before his music made regular appearances in concert programmes, after Thomas Beecham took it up. Beecham conducted the full premiere of A Mass of Life in London in 1909 (he had premiered Part II in Germany in 1908); he staged the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet at Covent Garden in 1910; and he mounted a six-day Delius festival in London in 1929, as well as making gramophone recordings of many of Delius's works. After 1918 Delius began to suffer the effects of syphilis, contracted during his earlier years in Paris. He became paralysed and blind, but completed some late compositions between 1928 and 1932 with the aid of an amanuensis, Eric Fenby.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia.It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.
Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss