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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Frederick Delius – Florida Suite

Lloyd-Jones, David. English Northern Philharmonia
Evans, Irene; Francis, Sarah; Glanville, Susannah; Lees, Susan; Pearce, Sue; Thomas, Shirley
Frederick Delius – Florida Suite
1. Daybreak – Dance 00:11:43
2. By the River 00:07:09
3. Sunset – Near the Plantation 00:10:10
4. At Night 00:08:09


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Frederick Delius: Brigg Fair by Sir Charles Mackerras

Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Brigg Fair“, an “English rhapsody” (1907)

Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
by Sir Charles Mackerras


Frederick Delius – On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring is a tone poem composed in 1912 by Frederick Delius CH; it was first performed in Leipzig on 23 October 1913. It is the first of “Two Pieces for Small Orchestra”, the second piece being Summer Night on the River, although these have for many years existed separately on recordings and in the concert hall.

The piece opens with a slow three-bar sequence; its first theme is an exchange of cuckoo calls, first for oboe, then for divided strings. The second theme is scored for first violins, and is taken from a Norwegian folk song, “In Ola Valley”, which was brought to his attention by the Australian composer and folk-song arranger Percy Grainger. (The theme was also quoted by Edvard Grieg in his 19 Norwegian Folksongs, Op. 66.) The clarinet returns with the cuckoo calls before the piece ends in pastoral fashion. (Courtesy of Wikipedia).

I took these photographs of places in and around the Derbyshire Peak District: places just outside include the villages of Kirk Ireton and Brassington, which I shot today, and after a very long Winter and cold spring it truly felt like the first day of Spring! I have seen swallows return within the last week, but as yet haven’t heard a cuckoo. It won’t be long now though, and is always a joy!

For more videos and other information about the Peak District please visit Let’s Stay Peak District at http://www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.com

Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields
Conductor: Sir Neville Marriner
A Decca Recording


Frederick Delius: The Walk to Paradise Garden by Charles Mackerras

Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

“The Walk to Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)” (1906)
Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
by Sir Charles Mackerras
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Fritz Delius” redirects here. For German actor, see Fritz Delius (actor).

Frederick Delius, aged 45, photographed in 1907

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius, CH (29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation, where he neglected his managerial duties; influenced by African-American music, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War.

Delius’s first successes came in Germany, where Hans Haym and other conductors promoted his music from the late 1890s. In Delius’s native Britain, it was 1907 before his music made regular appearances in concert programmes, after Thomas Beecham took it up. Beecham conducted the full premiere of A Mass of Life in London in 1909 (he had premiered Part II in Germany in 1908); he staged the opera A Village Romeo and Juliet at Covent Garden in 1910; and he mounted a six-day Delius festival in London in 1929, as well as making gramophone recordings of many of Delius’s works. After 1918 Delius began to suffer the effects of syphilis, contracted during his earlier years in Paris. He became paralysed and blind, but completed some late compositions between 1928 and 1932 with the aid of an amanuensisEric Fenby.

Delius – Legende

Frederick Delius 
Frederick Delius
English: Frederick Delius with his wife Jelka ...

English: Frederick Delius with his wife Jelka Rosen in 1929. By this stage Delius was in a wheelchair due to the effects of third-stage syphilis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Delius and his wife, in 1929 shooting
Basic information
Birth name Fritz Shiodoa Albert Delius
Birth 1862 January 29 
イングランドの旗 England , Bradford
Date of death 1934 June 10 (less than 72-year-old death) France , Gree-sur-Rowan
Occupation Composer

Frederick Shiodoa Albert Delius ( Frederick Albert Theodore Delius CH 1862年January 29 – 1934 June 10 ), theUnited Kingdom of the composer . His real name is Fritz Shiodoa Albert Delius ( Fritz – a). “The Japanese once Deliusbe referred to as “There were many, but Atsushi Miura such as through a commentary, close to the original sound more “Delius” became common.

England was the birth home of a wealthy merchant in the north, but Delius did not want to go the way of business. 1884orange in plantation to operate the America of Florida sent in, but he abandoned the work black music made ​​to perform the composer and is influenced by. 1886 for a while from Germany received a formal education in music, Paris and began his career as a composer occupation Turning to. After that, it is not far away Gree-sur-Rowan and settled in, the wife in the land I~eruka Rosen, along with the large war and spent his life with the exception of.