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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15/07/2024 The Great Cello Concertos – Jacqueline du Pré (remastered)

The Great Cello Concertos – Jacqueline du Pré Remastered digital release, London 1965, by Warner Classics To purchase:

15/07/2024 Folk Tales: British Cello and Piano Miniatures Vol.1

Gerald Peregrine, celloAntony Ingham, piano Naxos 8.574035 Vaughan Williams, Ralph6 Studies in English Folksong (version for cello and piano) Bridge, Frank4 Short Pieces: No. 2. Spring Song (version for cello and piano) Moeran, Ernest JohnIrish Lament Elgar, EdwardRomance, Op. 62 (version for cello and piano) Delius, FrederickCaprice and Elegy (version for cello and piano) Bax, […]

24/06/2024 ‘Ken Russell at the BBC’ is the latest Delius Society film

Dr. Matthew Melia, Senior Lecturer in Literature, Film and Media at Kingston University, and Editor of ‘ReFocus: The International Directors Series – The Films of Ken Russell’, is in conversation with Roger Crittenden, consultant, writer and lecturer on film history and practice, and Editor of Ken Russell’s film, ‘Delius: Song of Summer’, in the latest […]

‘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.