Essential Delius: 150th Anniversary Edition

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2012
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099908421029
  • Catalog Number: 84210
  • Sales rank: 17,943

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, tone poem for orchestra (Pieces for small orchestra, No. 1), RT vi/19/1 - Frederick Delius & Vernon Handley (5:46)
  2. 2 Summer Night on the River, tone poem for orchestra (Pieces for small orchestra, No. 2), RT vi/19/2 - Frederick Delius & Vernon Handley (6:27)
  3. 3 The Walk To the Paradise Garden, for orchestra (Interlude from "A Village Romeo & Juliet") - Frederick Delius & Thomas Beecham (9:50)
  4. 4 A Song Before Sunrise, for small orchestra, RT vi/24 - Frederick Delius & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (6:11)
  5. 5 La Calinda, for orchestra (arrangement by Fenby of the dance from Act 2 of Koanga) - Frederick Delius & John Barbirolli (4:34)
  6. 6 Norwegian Sleigh Ride, RT ix/3 - Frederick Delius & Thomas Beecham (5:30)
  7. 7 Fennimore and Gerda Intermezzo, for orchestra (arr. by Fenby from interludes from opera "Fennimore and Gerda") - Frederick Delius & Vernon Handley (4:58)
  8. 8 Irmelin, prelude for orchestra, RT vi/27 - Frederick Delius & John Barbirolli (5:49)
  9. 9 Summer Night on the River, tone poem for orchestra (Pieces for small orchestra, No. 2), RT vi/19/2 - Frederick Delius & Richard Hickox (6:34)
  10. 10 Paris: A Nocturne (The Song of a Great City), for orchestra, RT vi/14 - Frederick Delius & Charles Mackerras (21:41)
Disc 2
  1. 1 In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17 - Frederick Delius & Vernon Handley (14:17)
  2. 2 Hassan, incidental music, RT i/9: Intermezzo - Frederick Delius & Thomas Beecham (2:25)
  3. 3 A Song of Summer, for orchestra, RT vi/26 - Frederick Delius & John Barbirolli (11:17)
  4. 4–5 To be sung of a summer night on the water, songs (2) for chorus, RT iv/5 - Frederick Delius & Choir of King's College, Cambridge (4:17)
  5. 5 Late Swallows, for strings (arr. by Fenby from the 3rd movement of String Quartet No. 2) - Frederick Delius & John Barbirolli (10:48)
  6. 6 A Dance Rhapsody (No. 2), for orchestra, RT vi/22 - Frederick Delius & Thomas Beecham (7:43)
  7. 7 Cynara, song for baritone & orchestra, RT iii/5 - Frederick Delius & Charles Groves (9:33)
  8. 8 Brigg Fair (An English Rhapsody), for orchestra, RT vi/16 - Frederick Delius & Richard Hickox (16:02)
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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    An essential collection

    What more can one say about Delius that hasn't been said already? So I won't try. This particular collection of 19 tracks includes all his greatest hits and some seldom-heard selections ("Fennimore and Gerda" and two songs "to be sung on a summer night on the water"). All are performed with elegant clarity and professionalism, most by the London philharmonic and symphony orchestras. A beautiful collection on two discs.

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