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Delius and the Sound of Place

Tom Service is in Paris to meet Daniel Grimley, author of a new book about Delius, and the conductor Daniel Harding.

Tom Service is in Paris to meet Daniel Grimley, author of a new book, Delius and the Sound of Place. Together they travel an hour's train journey south of the city to the village of Grez-sur-Loing, where the Bradford-born composer lived from 1897 until the end of his life in 1934, to challenge some of the assumptions made about Delius' music. At the British Library back in London, Joanna Bullivant and Amelie Roper show Tom some of the original manuscripts.

At the Philharmonie, Tom joins the conductor, airline pilot and Paris resident Daniel Harding as he prepares for a performance of Mahler's first symphony with the Orchestre de Paris. Harding explains his reasons for leaving the orchestra after his 3-year contract, and reveals the similarities and differences between his two passions, music and flying.

Plus the sounds of Paris itself with Sara Adhitya, author of Musical Cities: Listening to Urban Design and Planning.

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