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Delius: Orchestral & Choral Works / Beecham


Release Date: 03/24/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 559985  
Composer:  Frederick Delius
Performer:  John [baritone (50s)] CameronMaureen ForresterJean PougnetRene Soames,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraBeecham Choral SocietyLuton Choral Society,   ... 
Number of Discs: 7 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sir Thomas Beecham Delius (7CD) "No conductor has yet surpassed him in conjuring up to sheer perfection the hidden beauties of Delius's scripts." Those were the words of Eric Fenby, Delius's aide and amanuensis, on Sir Thomas Beecham, a tireless and eloquent champion of the composer's music. This wide-reaching collection extends from much-loved works closely identified with Beecham to more rarely-heard pieces that he only recorded once. Sir Thomas Beecham Delius (7CD) "No conductor has yet surpassed him in conjuring up to sheer perfection the hidden beauties of Delius's scripts." Those were the words of Eric Fenby, Delius's aide and amanuensis, on Sir Thomas Beecham, a tireless and eloquent champion of the composer's music. This wide-reaching collection extends from much-loved works closely identified with Beecham to more rarely-heard pieces that he only recorded once. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Florida Suite by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887/1889; Florida, USA 
Date of Recording: 1957-63 
2.
Songs of Sunset by Frederick Delius
Performer:  John [baritone (50s)] Cameron (Baritone), Maureen Forrester (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Beecham Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1907; France 
Date of Recording: 1957-63 
Language: English 
3.
Over the Hills and Far Away by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1897; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1957-63 
4.
Concerto for Violin by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Jean Pougnet (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
Date of Recording: 1946 
5.
Song of the High Hills by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Luton Choral Society
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 11/22/1946 
6.
Dance Rhapsody no 1 by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1952 
7.
Paa Vidderne for Orchestra by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1892; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1946 
8.
A Village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Rene Soames (Tenor), Margaret Ritchie (Soprano), Frederick Sharp (Baritone),
Denis Dowling (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Language: English 
9.
Sea Drift by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Gordon Clinton (Baritone)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1904; France 
10.
Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 1956-57 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 15 Minutes 51 Secs. 
11.
Dance Rhapsody no 2 by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 7 Minutes 40 Secs. 
12.
A Song Before Sunrise by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 03/28/1957 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
15.
Summer Evening by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
16.
Irmelin: Prelude by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1892; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/31/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
17.
Florida Suite: Daybreak by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887/1889; Florida, USA 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 10 Minutes 26 Secs. 
18.
Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
19.
Sleigh Ride by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1888; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1956 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1, London, UK 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20.
Concerto for Piano in C minor by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Betty Beecham (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897/1906; France 
21.
Songs (7) from the Norwegian: no 3, Evening Voices "Twilight Fancies" by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Dora Labbette (Soprano), Sir Thomas Beecham (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890 
22.
Songs (7) from the Norwegian: no 1, Cradle Song by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Dora Labbette (Soprano), Sir Thomas Beecham (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1890; Paris, France 
23.
Songs (5) from the Norwegian: no 2, The Nightingale by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Dora Labbette (Soprano), Sir Thomas Beecham (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; Paris, France 
24.
Songs (2): no 2, Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Dora Labbette (Soprano), Sir Thomas Beecham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895; Paris, France 
25.
Danish Songs (7): no 5, Irmelin Rose by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Dora Labbette (Soprano), Sir Thomas Beecham (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1897; France 

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