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Sir Charles Groves - British Music

Portrait of Sir Charles Groves

Delius is well-represented in this box set of 24 CD's http://www.warnerclassics.com/release/4834206,0825646147243/sir-charles-groves-sir-charles-groves-british-music

The eminent English conductor Sir Charles Groves is today remembered not so much for his breadth of repertoire as for his immense contribution to British music, which he continuously promoted, performed and recorded throughout his professional career. Featuring a wide variety of genres - from symphonies and operas to popular marches and film music excerpts - this special 24-CD compilation pays tribute to Groves's remarkable achievement, bringing together works by many of the composers who were at the heart of the conductor's commitment in a selection of authoritative recordings that survey over 100 years of glorious British composition.

A Mass of Life
A Song of Summer
An Arabesque
Cynara
Dance Rhapsody No. 1
Eventyr (once upon a time)
Koanga
Lebenstanz
North Country Sketches
Paris - Song of a Great City
Sea Drift
Songs of Sunset
A Song of the High Hills

Read Colin Anderson's review on ClassicalSource: http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_cd_review.php?id=13338



Delius in Norway, (Chandos CHSA 5131)

Norwegian Bridal Procession
Orchestration of 'Brudefølget drager forbi', No. 2 from Folkelivsbilleder (Pictures of Norwegian Life), Op. 19 (1869-71) by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)

Paa Vidderne (1889-91, revised 1892), (On the Mountains)

Two Songs from the Norwegian (1889, orchestrated 1908)
Nos 3 and 7 from Seven Songs from the Norwegian for voice and piano
Ann-Helen Moen, soprano

Sleigh Ride (1887, orchestrated 1889)
(Winter Night)
No. 2 from Three Small Tone Poems (1889-90)

Folkeraadet (1897)
(The People's Parliament)
Incidental music to the play by Gunnar Heiberg (1857-1929)
Edited by Sir Thomas Beecham and Dr Eric Fenby

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (1912)
Edited by Sir Thomas Beecham

Eventyr (1915-17)
(Once upon a Time)
Revised and edited by Sir Thomas Beecham

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis

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http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205131



Frederick Delius: Orchestral music arranged for two pianos, Volume II (SOMMCD 0129)


Cover picture Frederick Delius: Orchestral music arranged for two pianos, Volume II

Paris - The Song of a Great City
Eventyr
Fantastic Dance
Summer Night on the River
Song of the High Hills

Simon Callaghan, Hiroaki Takenouchi, pianos

http://www.somm-recordings.com/somm/ifield.php?id=208

Callaghan and Takenouchi are a very well marshalled duo, coupling dexterity and enthusiasm with a natural sense of ease and a perceptive response to the music.
Michael Tanner, International Record Review

"Callaghan and Takenouchi really do give an utterly convincing account" (of 'Song of the High Hills').
This is a magnificent recital of works that still struggle to be recognised as the masterpieces I believe them to be.

Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International


The Lark Ascending (CHAN 10796)

E. J. Moeran: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Frederick Delius: Legende

Gustav Holst: A Song of the Night

Edward Elgar: Chanson de Matin; Chanson de Nuit; Salut d'amour
(Premiere recordings arranged 2013 for Violin and Orchestra by Roger Turner)

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

Tasmin Little, violin
BBC Philharmonic
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

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Holst/Delius (cdhll 7535)

Holst: The Hymn of Jesus

Delius: Sea Drift, Cynara

Hallé Orchestra
Hallé Choir
Hallé Youth Choir
Roderick Williams, baritone
Sir Mark Elder, conductor

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The Romantic Cello, Volume I (VIF Records: VRCD076)

Bridge: Meditation; Berceuse; Sonata for Cello and Piano
Barber: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Delius: Sonata for Cello and Piano; Caprice
Thomas Daish: Homage to Delius

Philip Handy, cello; Robert Markham, piano
Supported by The Delius Society

Download now:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-romantic-cello/id476834001


The Romantic Cello, Volume II (VIF Records: VRCD082)

Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Benjamin Woodgates: Serenade for solo Cello
Delius: Serenade
Ireland: Sonata for Cello and Piano

Philip Handy, cello; Robert Markham, piano
Supported by The Delius Society

www.vifrecords.com/index.html


Twentieth-Century Sonatas for Cello and Piano (SOMMCD 251-2)
Delius - Bridge - Ireland - Rubbra - Clarke - Keys


Cover picture Twentieth-Century Sonatas for Cello and Piano (SOMMCD 251-2)

CD 1

Bridge: Cello Sonata in D minor
Delius: Cello Sonata
Ireland: Cello Sonata in G minor

CD 2

Clarke: Sonata for Viola (or Violoncello) and Piano (1919)
Ivor Keys: Cello Sonata (1960)
Rubbra: Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 60 (1946)

Alexander Baillie, cello; John Thwaites, piano

http://www.somm-recordings.com/somm/index.html


Frederick Delius: American Masterworks (DACOCD 732)


Cover picture American Masterworks

Koanga - excerpts from the opera:

Palmyra's aria
Martinez introduces Koanga
La Calinda
Koanga's invocation

Appalachia, Variations on an old Slave Song with final chorus

Sea Drift

for Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano
Johan Reuter, baritone
Simon Duus, baritone
Aarhus Cathedral Choir and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor

http://www.danacord.dk/frmsets/records/732-r.html


British Works for Cello and Piano Volume 1
Paul Watkins, cello
Huw Watkins, piano

CHAN 10741


Cover picture British works for Cello and Piano Volume 1

Frederick Delius
Sonata for Cello and Piano

Charles Hubert H. Parry
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1879-80, revised 1883) in A major

Granville Bantock (1868-1946)
Hamabdil, Hebrew Melody

John Foulds
Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op 6

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'To Frederick with Affection' Jazz views of the music of Delius by Digby Fairweather and Friends Rose Cottage Records RCR004


Cover picture To Frederick with Affection

Brigg Fair
Summer Evening
Fennimore and Gerda
On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring
Sleigh Ride/Daybreak Dance
Florida Flare Up (from 'Appalachia')
Dance for Harpsichord
With Delian piano reflections by Ralph Sutton, Alan Rogers and Paul Guinery, and other complimentary tracks.

Related information:

http://londonjazz.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/digby-fairweather-delius-kindred-spirit.html
http://www.digbyfairweather.com/home/


The Society has a limited stock of this item at a specially reduced price. To obtain your copy please download an application form - Word - PDF


Partsongs by John Ireland and Frederick Delius
Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir. Director, Paul Spicer
SOMM 0119


Cover picture Part Songs

SOMM celebrates two significant anniversaries this year: the 150th anniversary of Frederick Delius and the 50th anniversary of John Ireland, both composers whose choral and vocal music represents some of their most interesting work.

Frederick Delius
Durch den wald
Sonnenscheinlied
Frühlingsanbruch
Her ute skal
An den Sonnenschein
Ave Maria
On Craig Ddu
Two songs to be sung of a summer night on the water
The splendour falls on castle walls
Midsummer Song
Wanderer's Song

John Ireland
Heraclitus
Weep you no more sad fountains
Fain would I change that note
When May is in his prime
New Prince, New Pomp
Adam lay ybounden
The Holy Boy
New Year Carol
Twilight night
The Peaceful Western Wind
Laughing song
Spring, the sweet spring
Cupid
Cradle Song
Immortality
The Hills

http://www.somm-recordings.com/somm/ifield.php?id=193

The Society has a limited stock of this item at a specially reduced price. To obtain your copy please download an application form - Word - PDF


Frederick Delius CHAN 10742


Cover picture Frederick Delius CHAN 10742

Brigg Fair
Revised and edited by Sir Thomas Beecham

Piano Concerto (1897-1904) in C minor
(Early version in three movements)

Idylle de printemps

Paris (The Song of a Great City)
Edited by Sir Thomas Beecham

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Howard Shelley piano
Andrew Davis

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http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHAN%2010742


Frederick Delius
Sea Drift and Appalachia
The Florida Orchestra
Baritone Leon Williams and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay
Naxos 8572764


Cover picture Sea Drift and Appalachia

Both works were recorded 'live and in concert' during this past season's Tampa Bay Times Masterworks program Celebrate Delius at the two performances at the Progress Energy Centre for the Arts Mahaffey Theatre on January 6th and 7th 2012.

Delius lived briefly in Florida, along the St. John's River some 35 miles south of Jacksonville in an area called Solano Grove. It was there that he first heard American plantation songs, which both inspired him as a composer and left such a unique musical signature on many of his works.

Orchestra President and CEO Michael Pastreich said, "In past seasons, our orchestra has performed highlights from Delius' Irmelin and The Florida Suite, and we have performed such miniatures of his as On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring and The Walk to the Paradise Garden on various occasions. However, this was the first time The Florida Orchestra had performed and then recorded these more significant works of Sea Drift and Appalachia. We hope these initiatives on our part help to raise the awareness and enjoyment of Delius' music, in particularly his major works, which are so rich in musical and emotional nuances."


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http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572764

Related information:
http://www.tampabay.com/features/performingarts/article1253208.ece

http://www.tampabay.com/features/performingarts/florida-orchestras-major-label-cd-of-delius-goes-on-sale/1253192


Frederick Delius: French Masterworks (DACOCD 728)


Cover picture French Masterworks

Prelude to Margot la Rouge

In a Summer Garden

Five Songs to words by Paul Verlaine
Orchestrated about 1915 by Philip Heseltine and 2011 by Bo Holten
Il pleure dans mon cǽur
Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit
La lune blanche
Chanson d'automne
Avant que tu ne t'en ailles

Paris: A Nocturne

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor


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Delius & Grieg: The complete works for cello and piano
Raphael Wallfisch, cello
John York, piano

Nimbus 5884


Cover picture Delius & Grieg

Friendships between major composers are often important and mutually beneficial, and they shed light on our perception and enjoyment of their music. Schumann and Brahms, Stravinsky and Debussy, Wagner and Liszt, Holst and Vaughan Williams - in each case one life was influenced, aided, inspired and affected by the other in real and tangible ways. So it was, however unlikely it might seem, with Grieg and Delius

Delius
Romance (1896)
Chanson d'Automne (1911)
Sonata for cello and piano (1916)

Grieg
Intermezzo (1866)
Allegretto (1887)
Sonata in A minor Op. 36 (1883)


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New Release July 2012 - The Delius Collection


Cover picture - The Delius Collection

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Delius, Heritage is thrilled to announce the re-release of 'The Delius Collection', a 7 CD slim-line wallet box of benchmark Delius recordings which originally appeared on the Unicorn Kanchana label. At the heart of this set are the recordings made by Eric Fenby and the RPO - interpretations of those works that Fenby took down or edited whilst working with the composer in the capacity of amanuensis. Further recordings from the Delius oeuvre are conducted by two luminaries of English music, Norman Del Mar and Vernon Handley with contributions from Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Sarah Walker, Felicity Lott, Thomas Allen, Julian Lloyd Weber and Ralph Holmes amongst others. Extensive liner notes are provided by Robert Matthew Walker as well as a 'Foreword' by Delius and Fenby authority, Stephen Lloyd. Full texts are included in the commemorative 28 page booklet.

7-CD slim-line wallet box
Catalogue number: HTGCD 700
Release date: July 2012


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CD 1 - 65.05

  1. Dance Rhapsody No. 1 (Ed. Beecham) 14.47
  2. The Song of the High Hills 29.43
  3. Three Piano Preludes No. 1 2.04
  4. Three Piano Preludes No.2 1.08
  5. Three Piano Preludes No. 3 1.29
  6. Polka - Zum Carnival 2.25
  7. Fantastic Dance 3.54
  8. Dance Rhapsody No. 2 8.57

2 Ambrosian Singers (soloists Maryetta Midgley, Vernon Midgley), 3-6 Eric Parkin, 1 2 7 8 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1 Norman Del Mar, 2 7 8 Eric Fenby

CD 2 - 71.03

  1. Irmelin Prelude 5.46
  2. Concerto for Violin 26.12
  3. A Song of Summer 10.13
  4. A Late lark 6.21
  5. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 21.55

5 Philip Fowke, 2 Ralph Holmes, 4 Anthony Rolfe Johnson, 1-5 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 5 Norman Del Mar, 1 3 4 Eric Fenby, 2 Vernon Handley

CD 3 - 72.53

  1. The Walk to the Paradise Garden 11.02
    Songs of Sunset
  2. Idyll
  3. La Calinda

2-9, 10 Thomas Allen, 2-9 Ambrosian Singers (Director: John McCarthy), 10 Felicity Lott, 2-9 Sarah Walker, 1-11 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1 Norman Del Mar, 2-11 Eric Fenby

CD 4 - 64.48

  1. Cello Sonata 15.18
  2. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 21.08
  3. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 11.52
  4. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3: 1st Movement 5.27
  5. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3: 2nd Movement 3.59
  6. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3: 3rd Movement 6.24

1 Julian Lloyd Webber, 2-6 Ralph Holmes, 1-6 Eric Fenby

CD 5 - 73.15

1-9. Orchestral Songs 28.28

10- 25. Scandinavian, French, English Songs with Piano 43.24

Felicity Lott, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Sarah Walker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Eric Fenby.

CD 6 - 66.40

  1. Paris - The Song of a Great City (Ed. Beecham) 25.41
  2. An Arabesque 14.47
  3. Suite for Violin and Orchestra
  4. Fennimore and Gerda - Intermezzo 6.35

2 Thomas Allen, 2 Ambrosian Singers, 3-6 Ralph Holmes, 1-7 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1 Norman Del Mar, 2 7 Eric Fenby, 3-6 Vernon Handley

CD 7 - 66.43

Songs of Farewell

  1. Cynara
    Two Aquarelles
  2. Caprice and Elegy
  3. Legende
  4. Life's Dance

6 Thomas Allen, 1-5 Ambrosian Singers, 10 Ralph Holmes, 9 Julian Lloyd Webber, 1-11 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 11 Norman Del Mar, 1-9 Eric Fenby, 10 Vernon Handley


A Mass of Life/Prelude and Idyll


Cover picture A Mass of Life/Prelude and Idyll

Released on Naxos, this new recording features the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Bach Choir conducted by David Hill, with soloists: Andrew Kennedy, Alan Opie, Janice Watson, and Catherine Wyn-Rogers. For more information and to order:

http://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.572861-62


Frederick Delius: English Masterworks (DACOCD 721)


Cover picture English Masterworks

Songs of Sunset
Three Songs to poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley (Orchestrated by Bo Holten)
North Country Sketches
A Late Lark

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano
Johan Reuter, baritone
Aarhus Cathedral Choir
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor


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also available on Danacord:

Frederick Delius: Danish Masterworks (DACOCD 536)


Cover picture Danish Masterworks

An Arabesque for baritone, chorus and orchestra
Five Danish Songs (Orchestrated by Bo Holten)
Seven Danish Songs
Intermezzo from the opera Fennimore and Gerda
(Preludes to Scenes 10 & 12 arranged 1936 by Eric Fenby)
Two Danish Songs
Sakuntala
Life's Dance

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano
Johan Reuter, baritone
The Danish National Opera Chorus and Aarhus Chamber Choir
(Chorus master: Bo Holten)
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor


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Frederick Delius: Norwegian Masterworks (DACOCD 592)


Cover picture Norwegian Masterworks

Eventyr
Sleigh Ride
Five Songs from the Norwegian (Orchestrated by Bo Holten)
The Song of the High Hills

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano
John Kjøller, tenor
Helle Høyer Hansen, soprano
Aarhus University Choir
Hummerkoret
Aarhus Chamber Choir
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor


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DELIUS: ORCHESTRAL MUSIC ARRANGED FOR TWO PIANOS
Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi


Cover picture with Delius and text

Sponsored by The Delius Society and recorded by SOMM Records, this is another newly-issued CD - giving an unusual slant on Delius's music. This, together with a second volume which will follow in the Autumn, will contain all the two-piano transcriptions of Delius's orchestral works, arranged almost entirely by friends of the composer.

Volume 1:

A Dance Rhapsody (No. 1) (arr. Percy Grainger)
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (arr. Rudolf Schmidt-Wunsdorf)
Brigg Fair (arr. Philip Heseltine)
Poem of Life and Love (arr. Balfour Gardiner)
A Song of Summer (arr. Eric Fenby)
La Calinda (arr. Joan Trimble)

The second volume will feature:

Paris, Eventyr (piano duet), The Song of the High Hills and Fantastic Dance.

The Society has a limited stock of this item at a specially reduced price. To obtain your copy please download an application form - Word - PDF

An application form will also be included in the Spring issue of The Delius Society Journal.


Evening Songs: Delius & Ireland Songs arranged for cello and piano
(Arr. Julian Lloyd Webber) Naxos: 8.572902


Renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber celebrates both composers in their anniversary year, in these sensitive arrangements, joined by his cellist wife Jiaxin Cheng and pianist John Lenehan.

This recording revives a tradition which was common at the beginning of the last century; arranging the best vocal music for instruments, of which the singing voice of the Cello is one of the best suited.

Sunset (Frederick DELIUS)
Birds in the High Hall Garden (Frederick DELIUS)
In the Seraglio Garden (Frederick DELIUS)
Loves Philosophy (Frederick DELIUS)
Over the Mountains High (Frederick DELIUS)
Serenade from Hassan (Frederick DELIUS)
Through Long, Long Years (Frederick DELIUS)
Little Birdie (Frederick DELIUS)
Slumber Song (Frederick DELIUS)
With Your Blue Eyes (Frederick DELIUS)
Spring Sorrow (John IRELAND)
Evening Song (John IRELAND)
Sea Fever (John IRELAND)
The Holy Boy (John IRELAND)
Baby (John IRELAND)
The Three Ravens (John IRELAND)
Hope (John IRELAND)
Ladslove (John IRELAND)
Summer Schemes (John IRELAND)
Her Song (John IRELAND)
In Summer Woods (John IRELAND)


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Delius and his Circle


A new recording from The Delius Society.

Paul Guinery is the soloist in this delightful selection of piano music:

Frederick Delius Three Preludes
Intermezzo (Hassan)
Valse
Reverie
Dance for harpsichord
Roger Quilter Dance in the Twilight
Shepherd Song
Rosamund
Pipe and Tabor
Cyril Scott Lotus Land
Frederick Austin The Enchanted Palace:
The Princess Sings
The Princess dances
Arnold Bax The Maiden with the Daffodil
Percy Grainger The Merry King
E. J. Moeran Irish Love Song
Summer Valley
Bank Holiday
Norman O'Neill Carillon
Peter Warlock Five Folk-Song Preludes
H. Balfour Gardiner Mere

The Society has a limited stock of this item at a specially reduced price. To obtain your copy please download an application form - Word - PDF

An application form will also be included in the Spring issue of The Delius Society Journal.


DELIUS - 150th ANNIVERSARY EDITION


18-CD box-set
5099908417527
http://www.frederickdelius.com/

'The last great apostle in our time of romance, emotion, and beauty in music.' Sir Thomas Beecham

EMI's long association with the music of Frederick Delius is represented here in recordings made between 1929 and 1999 by his most noted interpreters, including Beecham, from ever-popular miniatures such as 'On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring' to the elusive flow and sensuous textures of his operas and choral works.


The complete Delius songbook - volume 1 - 5060192780062
The complete Delius songbook - volume 2 - 5060192780109


Delius song book volume 1 Delius song book volume 2

Mark Stone baritone
Stephen Barlow piano

The only complete recordings of the songs of Frederick Delius (vol. 1: 1862-1934) and (vol. 2: 1862-1934).

Stone Records

www.stonerecords.co.uk/


The Romantic Cello

Includes Sonata for Cello & Piano and Caprice.
Philip Handy, Cello. Robert Markham, Piano
VIF Records VRCD076


Recent releases from Chandos:

Appalachia, and Song of the High Hills


Appalachia, and Song of the High Hills

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
Andrew Rupp, Baritone
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205088

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Double Concerto, Violin Concerto, and Cello Concerto


Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra

Paul Watkins, Cello. Tasmin Little, Violin
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
http://www.chandos.net/details06.asp?CNumber=CHSA%205094

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