Delius Society


Born in England 1862
Lived & worked in Florida, Germany, Norway & France
Died in France 1934
Buried in England 1935

Fritz Theodor Albert Delius was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, on 29 January 1862 to parents who had come to England from Bielefeld, Germany. Julius, his father, was a prosperous businessman in one of Yorkshire’s great Victorian industries, wool. The home was a musically cultured one, and, as a boy, Fritz learned to play both violin and piano proficiently before he reached his teens. After attending Bradford Grammar School (1874-8), he spent two years studying at the International College near London, and then some apprentice years in his fatherR

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‘Birds and their Music’ is the latest Delius Society film

Delius Society members are currently enjoying Mike Green’s film which was created in tandem with his book, ‘Birds and their gift of Music’, and also features some of the delights of the north Norfolk landscape, with thanks to Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Sir Andrew Davis CBE

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of conductor, Sir Andrew Davis CBE. An obituary and remembrances will appear in a forthcoming Journal.

Chandos release complete ‘Hassan’

Hassan – Complete Incidental Music Chandos 20296, April 2024 The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to SamarkandComplete Incidental Music to the Poetic Prose Play in Five Acts (1911-13) by James Elroy Flecker (1844-1915), with Linking Narration by Meurig Bowen”General Dance”, Act II, Scene 1, contributed by […]

Book your FREE ticket for the Delius Prize 2024

11 February 2024, 2:30 pmAngela Burgess Recital Hall, Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT FULL PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED ON THE EVENTS PAGE For piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, vocal or chamber ensemble.FIRST PRIZE: £1,500SECOND PRIZE: £750 Founded in 2004 by the generous sponsorship of the Delius Society, which exists to encourage interest in […]