Frederick Delius
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1862-01-29
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Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius Biography (Wikipedia)

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH ( 29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934), originally Fritz Delius, 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. 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, his music did not make regular appearances in concert programmes until 1907, 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 the composer'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.

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Song of the High Hills
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Song of the High Hills

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La Calinda
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La Calinda
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from 'A Village Romeo and Juliet'
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden, from 'A Village Romeo and Juliet'
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To be sung of a summer night on the water (no.1)
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To be sung of a summer night on the water (no.1)
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String Quartet in E minor, 2nd movt : Quickly and lightly
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String Quartet in E minor, 2nd movt : Quickly and lightly
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String Quartet in E minor, RT.8.8 (Late Swallows)
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String Quartet in E minor, RT.8.8 (Late Swallows)
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Summer Evening
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Summer Evening
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By the River (Florida Suite)
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By the River (Florida Suite)
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden (from A Village Romeo and Juliet)
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La calinda
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La calinda
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Irmelin (prelude)
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Irmelin (prelude)
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Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo)
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Fennimore and Gerda (Intermezzo)
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To be sung of a summer night on the water
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To be sung of a summer night on the water
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Let us garlands bring Op.18 (no.2 & no.5)
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Let us garlands bring Op.18 (no.2 & no.5)
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La Calinda
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La Calinda
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Brigg Fair
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Brigg Fair
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A Song before sunrise RT.6.24 for small orchestra
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A Song before sunrise RT.6.24 for small orchestra
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Summer Night on the River
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Summer Night on the River
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Daybreak (Florida Suite)
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Daybreak (Florida Suite)
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On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
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On hearing the first cuckoo in spring for orchestra (RT.6.19)
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Summer Night on the River
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Summer Night on the River
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A song of Summer
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A song of Summer

A song of Summer

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Anthony Collins
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Summer Evening
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Summer Evening
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On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
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On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
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Idylle de Printemps
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Idylle de Printemps
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Summer Night on the River
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Summer Night on the River
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2 Aquarelles for string orchestra, arr. Fenby...: no.2; Gaily, but not too quick
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2 Aquarelles for string orchestra, arr. Fenby...: no.2; Gaily, but not too quick
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Spring Idyll
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Spring Idyll
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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La Calinda
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La Calinda
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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The Walk to the Paradise Garden
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Violin Concerto (1916)
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Violin Concerto (1916)
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On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring

On Hearing The First Cuckoo in Spring

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Northern Sinfonia of England
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
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Late Swallows
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Late Swallows
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On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
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On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
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To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5)
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To be sung of a summer night on the water for chorus (RT.4.5)
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Légende for violin and orchestra
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Légende for violin and orchestra
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String Quartet in E minor (2nd mvt.)
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String Quartet in E minor (2nd mvt.)
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