World Premiere: missing movements from Delius’s first String Quartet – performed by the Villiers Quartet

TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities A live performance by the Villiers Quartet (Katie Stillman, Tamaki Higashi, Carmen Flores and Rebecca Knight) with Professor Daniel Grimley (Music) and Dr Joanna Bullivant (Music). Frederick Delius completed his first string quartet in 1889, but until recently only the two final movements of the work […]
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28/04/2020 Delius As I Knew Him by Eric Fenby (revised edition)

This is a new edition of Eric Fenby’s famous book which has not been available in authorised form for some years. It is a memoir of the last six years of the composer’s life when Fenby, then a young organist from Scarborough, volunteered to live in Grez-sur-Loing to help the blind and partly paralysed Delius […]
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15/03/2020 STOP PRESS: Thursday 7th May 2020 – The Delius Society AGM and Annual Lunch

Regretfully, in line with government guidelines on COVID-19, the Committee has taken the decision to postpone the AGM and Annual Lunch, scheduled for Thursday 7th May.  Members who have paid to attend will have their money refunded.  Members will be contacted when a new date for the AGM has been secured.
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08/03/2020 STOP PRESS: Postponement of Delius Society event with Jack Sullivan on 17th March

In view of the anticipated diminished attendance for the Society’s event on 17th March, due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the fact that the speaker was to have travelled from America, the Committee has taken the difficult  decision to postpone the event until later in the year. We will advise on a new […]
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25/03/2020 Margot la Rouge at Holland Park Opera – production and season cancelled

As a consequence of the UK government’s advice relating to the Covid-19 outbreak, Opera Holland Park is extremely sorry to inform you that the 2020 season scheduled to take place between June and August in our theatre in Holland Park will now not take place. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 29th and 31st July 2020 – all […]
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25/03/2020 An exhibition of Delius-inspired paintings by Keith Grant – temporarily closed until at least 6 April due to CoronaVirus – view and purchase online.

View the complete catalogue and to purchase online: https://www.chrisbeetles.com/exhibition/111/keith-grant Chris Beetles Gallery, 8-10 Ryder Street, London SW1Y 6QB Gallery Opening Times under normal conditions:Monday – Saturday, 10:00am – 5.30pm Delius inspired paintings by Keith Grant ‘I have always recognised the role of elemental nature in Delius’s work which expresses for me the deepest sense of […]
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25/02/2020 Percy & Friends: The Music of Grainger and his Circle

American pianist, Richard Masters, explores the piano works of Percy Grainger and his circle – while a student at the Hoch Conservatory, Frankfurt, Grainger studied piano with James Kwast and composition with Ivan Knorr. Knorr provided a key connection to four other composition students who would eventually be known as the Frankfurt Group. The group […]
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15/01/2019 Delius operas in new productions

Northern Opera Group is planning a production of Delius’s first opera Irmelin, which will be only the second staging, (after Beecham’s in 1953). The production has the support of the Delius Trust and it is understood that a reduced orchestration will be used. Dates will be announced on the Concerts’ page in due course. www.northernoperagroup.co.uk Opera Holland […]
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01/01/2019 ‘Delius: Apostle of Nature’

EMI’s website, originally created by Jon Tolansky to accompany their 18-CD 150th Anniversary Edition box set of recordings made between 1929 and 1999 (5099908417527), is once again available and includes a useful Delius timeline amongst much else of interest: www.deliusapostle.com
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01/12/2018 Latest publication from a Delius authority

Delius and the Sound of Place Daniel M. Grimley, University of OxfordPublisher, Cambridge University PressPublished November 2018ISBN: 9781108657846 Few composers have responded as powerfully to place as Frederick Delius (1862-1934). Born in Yorkshire, Delius resided in the United States, Germany, and Scandinavia before settling in France, where he spent the majority of his professional career. […]
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24/05/2018 Crux Productions announce the long-awaited DVD release of John Bridcut’s film-biography of Delius

Three of John Bridcut’s award-winning composer film-biographies – on Delius, Elgar and Vaughan Williams – produced in partnership with Gonzo Multimedia, are the inaugural releases on the film-maker’s new DVD label, Crux, and available to purchase from his website.
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23/04/2018 Internationally renowned British pianist, Mark Bebbington, to give talk on Delius’s Piano Concerto on Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 7.15pm

To coincide with his new recording of the Delius Piano Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jan Latham Koenig for the SOMM label, pianist Mark Bebbington discusses Delius’s Piano Concerto and also performs the Three Preludes and ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’ for piano duet, with pianist Irene Loh, in the […]
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20/11/2017 ‘Delius as I knew him’ by Eric Fenby – Japanese translation by Midori Komachi

Eric Fenby’s ‘Delius as I Knew Him’ has been translated into Japanese by Midori Komachi. In collaboration with Artes Publishing Japan, this is part of an initiative involving publication, concert and recordings to disseminate the works of the English composer Frederick Delius in Japan. Further information can be found on the Japanese website: https://motion-gallery.net/projects/delius A launch […]
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04/10/2016 Wexford Festival Opera’s Koanga

Members will be aware that Wexford Festival Opera staged Delius’s opera Koanga in October 2015. This special feature brings together an introductory piece on Wexford itself by Martin Lee-Browne, Michael Gieleta’s insightful Director’s Notes on the production, a review of the first night by Roger Buckley, and a report on the fascinating talk to members […]
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26/04/2016 Song of Summer re-release: Ken Russell Collection Vol. 1: The Great Composers

This collection brings together three career-defining works by Ken Russell showing him to be an inventive and ground-breaking pioneer. Russell’s work for award-winning BBC arts documentary series Monitor and Omnibus were critically-acclaimed and paved the way for a brilliant career that spanned decades. Russell’s tribute to the music he loved, Elgar (1962) is remarkable for its sensitive […]
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11/02/2016 Special Offers from Boydell Press (expires 1st April 2016)

Delius and his MusicMARTIN LEE-BROWNEPAUL GUINERYForeword by SIR MARK ELDER The book covers the composer’s entire output, including his songs. His earliest compositions and ‘trifles’, right up to his final works, are all analysed; the history and background of each work and its critical reception are examined, set against the backdrop of events in Delius’s […]
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10/02/2016 Sir Charles Groves – British Music

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 […]
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12/11/2015 English Song treasures now available as Boosey & Hawkes downloads

The Boosey & Hawkes Digital Store has expanded to include over 150 English Songs, with many treasures from the archive returned to availability. Featured composers include Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Gurney, Ireland, Bridge, Warlock, Quilter and Head and the song, ‘It was a Lover and his Lass’ by Delius, just £2.50 to download. Further information is […]
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29/09/2015 The new Delius YouTube channel

The Delius website now has an exclusive YouTube channel, which can be reached via the link on the home page. Not only are there some wonderful excerpts from Delius’s music, but also some fascinating insights and arrangements, as well as Ken Russell’s full-length and intensely moving bio-pic ‘Song of Summer’ from 1968. Violinist, Midori Komachi’s beautiful […]
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19/08/2015 Evelin Gerhardi 1909-2015

It is with sadness that we record the peaceful death of a true friend of the Delius Society, Evelin Gerhardi, of Lüdenscheid, Germany, who has left us on 30 July at the great age of 106. In Evelin, we have lost the last living link to the two people she always referred to as ‘Uncle […]
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06/07/2015 Delius Society journals made available online

The Delius Society is delighted to announce that a full set of Past Journals from the earliest up to two years ago is now available to Delius scholars, researchers, and those who are simply interested in Delius and his music. https://www.delius.org.uk/delius-society/publications/delius-society-journals/past-journals/ The old pages have been completely updated, and previously missing journals have been scanned […]
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17/02/2015 Delius and his music

Download PDF version Martin Lee-Browne & Paul GuineryForeword by Sir Mark Elder There are many biographies and articles about Frederick Delius’s life (1862-1934), but there has never been a comprehensive book about his music until now. Everything he wrote, from his earliest compositions right up to his final works, is analysed here; the history and […]
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07/01/2015 Robert Threlfall

The Committee of The Delius Society regrets to report the death of Robert Threlfall on Thursday 6th November, at the age of 96. He was the doyen of the Delian scholars, producing the definitive Catalogue of the Works of Frederick Delius in 1977, and a Supplement to it in 1986. He had been one of […]
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