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Delius: Orchestral Works Vol 2 / Beecham, Royal PO

Album Summary

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet
>Delius, Frederick : Sea Drift, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/3
>Delius, Frederick : Fennimore and Gerda, opera, RT i/8
>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
>Delius, Frederick : Over the Hills and Far Away, fantasy overture for orchestra, RT vi/11
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Sir Thomas Beecham's recordings of the works by Frederick Delius produced by Walter Legge are some of the most esteemed recordings in the entire classical catalogue. This is the second volume of Delius' orchestral works by Beecham. ClassicsToday.com calls the first volume [NXS 8.110904], "carefully and lovingly restored by engineer David Lennick... Delians and collectors of historical recordings will want this disc."



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Works Details

>Delius, Frederick : A Village Romeo and Juliet :: Walk to the Paradise Garden
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Fyvie Hall, London, England (12/19/1927/12/20/1927)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1901

>Delius, Frederick : Sea Drift, for baritone, chorus & orchestra, RT ii/3
  • Performer: John Brownlee (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Select Choir
  • Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (04/03/1936/11/02/1936)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1904

>Delius, Frederick : Fennimore and Gerda, opera, RT i/8 :: Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1910

>Delius, Frederick : In a Summer Garden, rhapsody for orchestra, RT vi/17
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Delius, Frederick : Over the Hills and Far Away, fantasy overture for orchestra, RT vi/11
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 13 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897