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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12/08/2014 SUMMER BOAT TRIP

Download PDF version Tuesday 16th September 2014 1.45pm-6.00pm With live music from Digby Fairweather and his jazz band: Digby’s Half Dozen Members and their friends are warmly invited to join Digby’s Half Dozen for The Delius Society’s summer boat trip aboard The Golden Jubilee. Digby and his band will give the premiere live performance of […]
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13/05/2014 Annual General Meeting in London followed by supper and evening recital

Thursday 15th May 2014 AGM: 3.30pm The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Delius Society will be held in Room 3, Conference Suite, St Giles Hotel, 1 Bedford Avenue, London WC1B 3GH t: 0207300 3052 http://centrallondon.stgiles.com (nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road) Supper: 5.00pm This will be followed by supper (at own cost) at Hudson’s House Restaurant in […]
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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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