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Delius: Brigg Fair, A Song Before Sunrise, Over The Hills / Seaman

Delius / Rpo / Seaman
Release Date: 06/08/2010 
Label:  Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog #: 28650   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This latest release in the Royal Philharmonic Collection is good value as a basic introduction to a range of Delius’s orchestral music. Although overall the interpretations lack the sheer sensuality of Beecham’s, there are excellent solos from the principals, and a luxuriant Song before Sunrise.

-- Janet Banks, BBC Music Magazine
This latest release in the Royal Philharmonic Collection is good value as a basic introduction to a range of Delius’s orchestral music. Although overall the interpretations lack the sheer sensuality of Beecham’s, there are excellent solos from the principals, and a luxuriant Song before Sunrise.

-- Janet Banks, BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Length: 16 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Koanga: La Calinda by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1897; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Hassan: Intermezzo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Hassan: Serenade by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
A Song Before Sunrise by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6.
Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1901; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
8.
Irmelin: Prelude by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890-1892; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Over the Hills and Far Away by Frederick Delius
Conductor:  Christopher Seaman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1897; Paris, France 
Length: 13 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Brigg Fair: Brigg Fair
Koanga: La Calinda
Hassan: Intermezzo
Hassan: Serenade
A Song Before Sunrise: A Song Before Sunrise
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
A Village Romeo & Juliet: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Irmelin Prelude: Irmelin Prelude
Over the Hills & Far Away: Over the Hills & Far Away

Customer Reviews

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 Beautiful music January 19, 2014 By Alan B. (Bowie, MD) See All My Reviews "This disc is a great one for my collection. It presents Delius at his most pensive. I also look forward to more of the fine interpretations by the featured orchestra." Report Abuse
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