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Delius: Orchestral Works Vol 1 / Beecham, Royal PO

Album Summary

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for small orchestra, RT vi/19
>Delius, Frederick : Eventyr (Once upon a Time), ballad for orchestra, RT vi/23
>Delius, Frederick : Koanga, opera, RT i/4
>Delius, Frederick : Hassan
>Delius, Frederick : Paris
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This famous recording, conducted by Delius' greatest champion, Sir Thomas Beecham, is amazingly restored by engineer David Lennick. This was the first recording session at which Beecham worked with legendary music producer Walter Legge. A second volume will appear shortly.



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Works Details

>Delius, Frederick : Pieces (2) for small orchestra, RT vi/19
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Delius, Frederick : Eventyr (Once upon a Time), ballad for orchestra, RT vi/23
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Delius, Frederick : Koanga, opera, RT i/4 :: Closing Scene
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/04/1934/12/11/1934)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1897

>Delius, Frederick : Hassan :: Interlude, Act 1
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1923

>Delius, Frederick : Hassan :: II. Serenade
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920-1923

>Delius, Frederick : Paris :: A Nocturne (The Song of a Great City), for orchestra, RT vi/14
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: 04/09/1934/04/22/1934
  • Running Time: 21 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899