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The Delius Society talks and events 2017 

Wednesday 24th May 2017 at 7.15pm

The Villiers Quartet will perform extracts from Delius's Quartet 
on the occasion of the launch of their new recording on the Naxos label.
Professor Daniel Grimley will speak about the original version of 'Late Swallows'.

Venue: The David Lloyd George Room, The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE

Refreshments will be provided.

Nearest Tube: Embankment, or Waterloo mainline.


The legacy of the First World War left its mark on the music of near contemporaries Edward Elgar and Frederick Delius. The powerful outer movements of Elgar’s String Quartet in E minor frame a wistful and sombre Andante piacevole. Delius was dissatisfied with the first, three-movement version of his Quartet and revised the score. On this recording the final 1917 version is followed by the original versions of the opening movement and of the Late Swallows slow movement, offering a rare glimpse into Delius’s compositional workshop.

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Saturday 16 September 2017

The Delius Society AGM and Annual Lunch 2017 
with special guest, Dr. Andrew Boyle,
on the occasion of the publication of his new book, 'Delius and Norway'. 

Provisional programme 

11.00am Arrival, coffee/tea and biscuits
11.30 AGM
12.30 Pre-lunch drinks (if required)
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Illustrated talk by Dr. Boyle
15.30 Book launch, coffee/tea and biscuits
16.30 Departure 

The 2017 AGM and Annual Lunch of The Delius Society will be held at Brasserie Blanc on the South Bank, very close to the Royal Festival Hall and Waterloo Station. Attendance at the AGM is free to members, as ever, but for members and their guests also attending the lunch and the other events of the day, a special package has been organised at just £37 per head (as in 2016).  Lunch will offer a choice of three starters, three main courses and three desserts, with individual menu choices to be made later in the year.

After lunch there will be a talk, illustrated with images and music, by the Society’s special guest, Dr. Andrew Boyle, whose new book 'Delius and Norway' will be launched on this occasion. ‘Norway was a primary source of inspiration for Delius: 20 summers of his adult life were spent there, and almost 40 works express his experiences of Norwegian nature or were composed to Norwegian texts. … The Delius that emerges from these pages is little known, even to most enthusiasts of his music … ’ (Boydell Press). A 25% discount will be available for those wishing to purchase copies. 


Venue: Brasserie Blanc, 9 Belvedere Road, London SE1 8YL (0207 202 8470) Saturday 16th September 2017

Nearest mail line and underground stations: Waterloo; also Charing Cross, on the northwest bank of the river across Hungerford Footbridge. 


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