17/02/2012 Look out for the Delius stamp!
The Royal Mail will issue many special stamps throughout 2012, celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Games and ‘Britons of Distinction’. One of the latter is Delius, who figures in a series of notable personalities with anniversaries in 2012, on sale from 23rd February. Stamps are usually available in a number of collectable formats, […] continue reading
New Cavendish Club at 7.00pm for 7.15pm: ‘Delius, Grieg and the High Hills’. In the 150th anniversary year commemorating Delius’s birth, Robert Matthew-Walker outlines the connections between Delius’s major work, ‘The Song of the High Hills’, and his profound friendship with Grieg against the background of the unique Norwegian landscape, which was clearly the inspiration […] continue reading
14/02/2012 Listen ‘live’ on 24th February!
Listen in to the following live broadcast at www.rte.ie/lyricfm and click on ‘listen now’ on the upper right hand corner of the page: 24th February 8pmNational Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin.RTE National Symphony OrchestraAlan Smale (violin) and Martin Johnson (cello)Alan Buribayev, conductor. Grieg – Norwegian Dances Op. 35Delius – Concerto for Violin and CelloProkofiev – Symphony No. […] continue reading
Help us communicate the significance of the Delius anniversary by requesting copies of this A5-sized promotional flyers. Perfect for displaying and distributing at concerts, social gatherings, music groups, choirs, and for anyone involved in music-making or appreciation. Contact: 2012@TheDeliusSociety.org.uk continue reading
EMI’s 18-CD box set of Delius’s music is now available. Why not take a look at the dedicated website: ‘Apostle of Nature’ which contains biographical detail as well as audio commentary from Delius authorities and samples of music: http://frederickdelius.com/ Press Release continue reading
09/01/2012 The Delius Society is now on Twitter!
Twitter is a useful worldwide real-time information network which is popular with individuals, societies, charities and businesses alike. Connect to the Delius Society on Twitter and you can follow or take part in the Society’s conversations. At the heart of Twitter are small bursts of information called Tweets. Each Tweet can be up to 140 […] continue reading
19/10/2011 Incentive to programme works by Delius
As an incentive to programme works by Delius during the anniversary year, Boosey & Hawkes will be offering a 25% discount on orchestral hire fees for (small right) UK performances of Delius’ works, taking place over the course of 2012. This concession will apply to both professional and amateur orchestras alike. Enquiries to: Bevis Hungate, […] continue reading
The Delius Society has promoted an annual, conservatoire-based Performance Prize since 2004, which has been highly successful. In addition to this and new for 2012, the 150th anniversary of Delius’s birth, is the launch of an International Composition Prize, open to all composers. Entrants are invited to offer a composition of 10-20 minutes’ duration, scored […] continue reading
The CD version of this splendid recording is now available exclusively to members. New members will receive a complementary copy of the CD as part of their ‘joining pack’. A limited number of CDs are also available to existing members in return for a modest donation. Lyndon Jenkins provided a background to the recording (previously […] continue reading
21/09/2011 EMI-Delius Website
A very exciting project is the Delius-EMI website, ‘Delius – Apostle of Nature’ due to be launched in October, ahead of the launch of an 18xCD set of Delius recordings. This is very much on target and is being driven along by the wonderfully efficient Jon Tolansky (who will be talking to the Society about […] continue reading
19/09/2011 Sir George Shearing – an obituary
A tribute to the Delius Society member and distinguished composer and performer The son of a coalman father and railway carriage cleaner mum, George was the youngest of nine children. Blind from birth, he was born on 13th August 1919, in a rundown area of Battersea, south-west London, where life was tough for his parents […] continue reading