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The Decca Delius Edition / Charles Mackerras [8 CDs]

Album Summary

>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
>Delius, Frederick : North Country Sketches, for orchestra, RT vi/20
>Delius, Frederick : Appalachia - American Rhapsody
>Delius, Frederick : A Song of the High Hills, for wordless chorus & orchestra, RT ii/6
>Delius, Frederick : Over the Hills and Far Away, fantasy overture for orchestra, RT vi/11
>Delius, Frederick : Sea Drift, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/3
>Delius, Frederick : Florida Suite
>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Violin RT vii/6
>Delius, Frederick : Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fenby from 2 songs "to be sung on a summer night")
>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
>Delius, Frederick : Fennimore and Gerda
>Delius, Frederick : Irmelin
>Delius, Frederick : A Dance Rhapsody (no 2), for orchestra, RT vi/22
>Delius, Frederick : A Dance Rhapsody (no 1), for orchestra, RT vi/18
>Delius, Frederick : Sonata for cello and piano, RT viii/7
>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
>Delius, Frederick : Quartet for Strings
>Delius, Frederick : Midsummer Song, for wordless chorus, RT iv/4
>Delius, Frederick : On Craig Dhu, for chorus, RT iv/2
>Delius, Frederick : Songs (2) to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
>Delius, Frederick : The splendour falls on castle walls, for chorus, RT iv/6
>Delius, Frederick : Hassan
>Delius, Frederick : A Song Before Sunrise
>Delius, Frederick : Air & Dance, for string orchestra, RT vi/21
>Delius, Frederick : Koanga
>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4
>Delius, Frederick : Paris
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Notes & Reviews:

Marking the 150th Anniversary of Delius' birth date in 1862, Decca Classics releases the 'Delius Edition' - the most comprehensive Collection of Delius' music ever put together on 8CD and featuring noted Delius conductor Sir Charles Mackerras. Containing all of Delius's major work, this cap-box set combines the major orchestra & choral works of Brigg Fair, Sea Drift, In a Summer Garden, Florida Suite, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto & Paris: Song of a Great City along with the major chamber music, such as the Cello Sonata, String Quartet and 4 Part Songs. The set culminates in Delius's masterpiece, his opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet. Featuring a cast of great artists and performers, including Thomas Hampson, Julian Lloyd Webber, the Fitzwilliam Quartet, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner & Sir Charles Mackerras.



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>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 16 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 14 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Delius, Frederick : North Country Sketches, for orchestra, RT vi/20
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 27 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Delius, Frederick : Appalachia - American Rhapsody
  • Performer: Daniel Washington (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 35 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Delius, Frederick : A Song of the High Hills, for wordless chorus & orchestra, RT ii/6
  • Performers: Rebecca Evans (Soprano); Peter Hoare (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Delius, Frederick : Over the Hills and Far Away, fantasy overture for orchestra, RT vi/11
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 13 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897

>Delius, Frederick : Sea Drift, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/3
  • Performer: Thomas Hampson
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Delius, Frederick : Florida Suite
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 37 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Violin RT vii/6
  • Performer: Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 24 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1916

>Delius, Frederick : Aquarelles (2), for strings (arr. by Fenby from 2 songs "to be sung on a summer night")
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1912.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1912

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for Small Orchestra
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911.
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1911

>Delius, Frederick : Fennimore and Gerda
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Delius, Frederick : Irmelin
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1931

>Delius, Frederick : A Dance Rhapsody (no 2), for orchestra, RT vi/22
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 8 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Delius, Frederick : A Dance Rhapsody (no 1), for orchestra, RT vi/18
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 13 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Delius, Frederick : Sonata for cello and piano, RT viii/7
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
  • Performers: Bengt Forsberg (Piano); Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Delius, Frederick : Quartet for Strings
  • Running Time: 27 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1916

>Delius, Frederick : Midsummer Song, for wordless chorus, RT iv/4
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Delius, Frederick : On Craig Dhu, for chorus, RT iv/2
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Delius, Frederick : Songs (2) to be sung of a Summer Night on the Water
  • Performer: Ian Partridge
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Delius, Frederick : The splendour falls on castle walls, for chorus, RT iv/6
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1923

>Delius, Frederick : Hassan :: Intermezzo and Serenade
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1923

>Delius, Frederick : A Song Before Sunrise
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1918

>Delius, Frederick : Air & Dance, for string orchestra, RT vi/21
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Delius, Frederick : Koanga
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Delius, Frederick : Caprice and Elegy for Cello and Orchestra
  • Performer: Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Delius, Frederick : Concerto for Piano in C minor, RT vii/4
  • Performer: Jean-Rodolphe Kars (Piano)
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 22 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1907

>Delius, Frederick : Paris :: A Nocturne (The Song of a Great City), for orchestra, RT vi/14
  • Conductor: Anthony Collins
  • Notes: Composition written: 1899.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
  • Performer: Barry Mora (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 107 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1901