The Essential Delius

Release Date: 9/11/2007
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 241-37
Number of Discs: 2

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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
A comprehensive and richly varied Delius programme has been put together form this new two-CD collection. Vernon Handley's splendid Ulster performance of the comparatively rarely heard 'Florida Suite' is complemented with, among others, 'North Country Sketches', a work which reveals a Debussyan influence. Richard Hickox is a sensitive and flexible Delian and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra plays passionately for him, especially in 'The Walk to the Paradise Garden'. The collection demonstrates the glittering qualities of Delius's enchanting music which evokes an atmosphere of serene pleasure in nature. These are conductors and orchestras performing at the top of their form, and the anthology will serve collectors as the perfect introduction to this marvellous composer.
Works on This Recording
1. Florida Suite by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1887/1889 ; Florida, USA
2. North Country Sketches by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913-1914 ; France
4. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 1, On Hearing the First Cuckoo by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; France
5. Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra: no 2, Summer Night on the River by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; France
6. A Song Before Sunrise by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918 ; France
8. Hassan: Intermezzo by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1920-1923 ; France
9. Fennimore and Gerda: Intermezzo by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908-1910 ; France
10. Irmelin: Prelude by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890-1892 ; Paris, France
12. A Village Romeo and Juliet: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900-1901 ; France
13. In a Summer Garden by Frederick Delius
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; France
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