12/05/2014 A British Music Society event

Saturday 10th May 2014 at 2.30pm The British Music Society presents ‘Sir John Barbirolli: British Music’s Cockney Emissary’, an afternoon lecture at the British Library. Dr Raymond Holden, The Sir John Barbirolli Lecturer in Music at the Royal Academy of Music, will use recordings, marked scores and other performance artefacts to chart the role of […]
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13/03/2014 Delius Society event: Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7.15pm

‘Delius – and all that Jazz’ Jazz musician and historian, Digby Fairweather, discusses the musical, harmonic and melodic relationships and influences between Delius’ music and the jazz that arrived during the composer’s later years. Digby’s CD ‘To Frederick with Affection’ will be available to purchase. Venue: Centenary Suite, New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, […]
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12/07/2014 ‘Colours of the Heart’; a debut album inspired by Delius and Gauguin, from violinist Midori Komachi

Violinist, Midori Komachi, has recorded her debut album; sonatas by Delius, Debussy and Ravel, which has been inspired by her project ‘Delius and Gauguin; a conversation’; a programme of music expressing the exchanges between composers and artists. Midori has entitled her recording Colours of the Heart, on which she is joined by pianist and Steinway […]
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28/01/2014 ‘Delius: an Anglo-American Composer’

Wednesday 26th February 2014 at 7.15pm On the day of Delius’s re-interment at Limpsfield, the Observer carried a lengthy interview with Sir Thomas Beecham in which he declared that he had thought of writing a book with the title ‘An Anglo-American Composer’. Delius’s contact with African-American music, he maintained, had ‘brought out his gifts’. Tonight’s […]
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27/01/2014 Jeff Driggers remembered

The Society would like to acknowledge the death of Corlis Jefferson Driggers, who died on 11th November, a couple of weeks shy of his 89th birthday. He was a very longstanding Delian supporter in America, and did a huge amount for ‘the cause’. Jeff Driggers was the Chief Art & Music Librarian for the City […]
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12/11/2013 Latest new releases

Find full details of these latest recordings on our ‘New Releases‘ page: Legende Performed by violinist, Tasmin Little, with the BBC Philharmonic under conductor, Sir Andrew Davis on the Chandos label. and Orchestral music arranged for two pianos, Volume II Paris – The Song of a Great CityEventyrFantastic DanceSummer Night on the RiverSong of the […]
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11/11/2013 ‘Paris, the Song of a Great City: uncovering some musical secrets’

Monday 9th December 2013 at 7.15pm Tony Summers talks about the unusual and novel features of this early work and his quest to identify the source of some of Delius’s musical materials. With musical extracts. Venue: The Centenary Suite, New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 8BS.Nearest Underground station: Marble Arch (Central Line).Members […]
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03/10/2013 ‘Delius in the Garden’

A talk with illustrations and musical excerpts by Dr Daniel Grimley, MA, PhD (Cantab) Wednesday 9th October 2013 at 7.15pm “This talk examines the role of gardens as a physical and symbolic presence in one of Delius’s key later works, the Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (1916). The Concerto’s genesis and shape, I […]
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21/08/2013 Details of the Society’s programme of forthcoming talks

Details of the Society’s programme of forthcoming talks with Daniel Grimley, Tony Summers, Roger Buckley, and Digby Fairweather can be found on the Events page: New members are particularly welcome! Still haven’t joined? Go to our membership page to view the benefits: www.delius.org.uk/delius-society/membership/
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22/07/2013 Opera Frankfurt announce future performances of Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet

22nd, 25th, 29th June, 4th, 6th, 10th and 12th July 2014 Dietrich Volle (Manz)Magnús Baldvinsson (Marti)Jussi Myllys (Sali)Amanda Majeski (Vreli)Johannes Martin Kränzle (The Dark Fidler)Chorus and Orchestra of Oper Frankfurt/Paul Danielhttp://www.oper-frankfurt.de/en/page679.cfm?stueck=369
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03/06/2013 Birmingham Conservatoire to host major celebration of the music of Frederick Delius and John Ireland

Works by Delius are to feature in a five-day Festival at the Birmingham Conservatoire over 17th – 21st June. The Delius Society AGM, Annual Lunch and The Delius Prize 2013 (tenth year) will be held during the event on Friday 21st June. ‘Delius and Ireland: A Celebration’ is a five-day Festival, one of the biggest […]
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25/04/2013 Delius to be featured on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

BBC 1’s popular evening programme is due to feature Delius on Thursday 25th April (re-scheduled from 15th), probably with a recorded excerpt from ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’ and introduced by Cerys Matthews. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s40pdhttps://www.facebook.com/deliussociety?fref=tshttps://twitter.com/deliussociety
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18/04/2013 Collectable items for sale

Don’t miss these collectable items, now at bargain price! Following the 150th Anniversary Year, the Society has a limited stock of several recordings and a booklet for sale at special prices on a first come, first served basis. Further details of these recordings can be found on the ‘New Releases’ page. UK USA EU £ […]
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09/04/2013 ‘Delius in Hanwell 1892’ Heritage Exhibition

An Ealing Autumn Festival Heritage ProjectThursday 4th to Saturday 27th April 2013 Researched and compiled by David and Chris Blackwell (Hanwell Heritage and Local History Society), Terry Sanderson, and Edited by Gillian Spragg (Artistic Director of the Ealing Autumn Festival). Ealing Central Library103 Ealing Broadway Centre, The Broadway, London, W5 5JYOfficial opening: Saturday 6th April […]
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08/08/2013 Delius to be featured on BBC’s ‘The One Show’

BBC 1’s popular evening programme is due to feature Delius on Monday 15th April, probably with a recorded excerpt from ‘On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring’ and introduced by Giles Brandreth. Schedules are subject to change but will be confirmed nearer the time on the Society’s Facebook and Twitter feeds: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007tcw7https://www.facebook.com/deliussociety?fref=tshttps://twitter.com/deliussociety
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07/04/2013 Success of ‘Delius 2012’ Review of the Year

Mike Green, Vice-Chairman and his brother, Chris, Project Advisor, provided members with an entertaining review of the Delius anniversary year (2012), including some of the many memorable events, concerts and recordings, at a special members’ gathering in London recently. Certificates were presented to a number of worthy individuals and organisations who had contributed to the […]
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24/01/2013 ‘2012 – What a Year!’

Tuesday 29th January 2012 at 6.30pmMike and Chris Green reflect upon some of the memorable events of our Anniversary year.Including the Chairman’s 2012 Certificate Award and Presentation: celebrating individuals and organisations whose contribution has been outstanding. Light Refreshments with cash bar. Centenary Suite, New Cavendish Club, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 8BSNearest Underground station: […]
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23/01/2013 To Frederick with Affection

Digby Fairweather’s recent jazz views of the music of Delius has made the Top 10 in the Annual Critics’ Poll in Jazz Journal. Brigg FairSummer EveningFennimore and GerdaOn hearing the first Cuckoo in SpringSleigh Ride/Daybreak DanceFlorida Flare Up (from ‘Appalachia’)Dance for HarpsichordWith Delian piano reflections by Ralph Sutton, Alan Rogers and Paul Guinery, and other […]
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09/10/2012 DELIUS 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Chetham’s School of Music Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th October 2012

Chetham’s School of Music presents this four-day celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, focussing on both the music and life of Delius, with the renowned concert cellist Raphael Wallfisch as the featured artist, guest Conductor, Dane Lam, and narrator, Jonathan Keeble, with contributions from Delius experts, Dr Lionel Carley and Lionel Friend. […]
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10/09/2012 DELIUS: A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET First London performance for fifty years

DELIUS: A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIETFirst London performance for fifty years Tuesday 25th SeptemberQueen Elizabeth Hall, London New London OrchestraConductor, Ronald CorpAndrew StaplesAnna DevinChristopher MaltmanAndrew ShoreDavid Wilson-Johnson In the 150th anniversary year of Delius’s birth, A Village Romeo and Juliet has, in Ronald Corp, found a true champion who is passionate about the opera. “It’s […]
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16/08/2012 Frederick Delius exhibition Barbican Library

16th August – 25th September 2012FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934) An exhibition arranged by The Delius Society in celebration of Delius’s birth 150 years ago. With original and copy scores, letters and pictures, the exhibition gives a brief overall view of his life and works. This exhibition complements The Delius Trust’s exhibition on display at the Royal […]
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New Releases

Grieg and Delius Piano Concertos (SOMMCD 269) Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16Delius: Piano Concerto in C minorGrieg: Piano Concerto No.2 in B minor (sketches)Delius: Three PreludesDelius: On Hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring Jan Latham-Koenig, Mark Bebbington An evergreen masterpiece, an under-appreciated jewel and a great ‘what might have been’ – pianist Mark […]
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03/08/2012 Delius in 2012: An International Celebration

Tickets are now on sale for the Delius Study Weekend, 22nd – 23rd SeptemberDELIUS IN 2012: AN INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATIONThe British Library, Conference Centre, St Pancras, 96 Euston Road,London NW1 2DB A weekend symposium event organised by The Delius Society in partnership with the British Library, focuses on the life and work of the composer and […]
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24/07/2012 Delius International Composition Prize-winner Announced

Following a huge international response to the inaugural Delius Composition Prize, launched as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the composer’s birth in 2012, The Delius Society is delighted to announce the winner. From a total of 73 entries received by the closing date, the judging panel comprising the composers Anthony Payne, Sebastian Forbes […]
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