The Best of Delius Episode 8

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Oliver Colbentson: Delius Violin Concerto
Nurnberger Symphoniker, Erich Kloss, Conductor

Delius Folkraadet (The Council of the People)
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

I. Prelude Bewegt
II. Lustig Bewegt
III. Allegro Energico
IV. March Lento Solenne
V. Melodrama Music

English: Portrait of Frederick Delius
English: Portrait of Frederick Delius (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Julian Lloyd Webber and Bengt Forsberg: Delius Romance for cello and piano.
An early work which Lloyd Webber premiered at the 1976 Helsinki Festival

2. Delius Air & Dance, for string orchestra

3. Delius "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls"
(after Lord Alfred Tennyson)
for choir (1923)

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
left to right, Cassirer with Julius Buths, Fre...
left to right, Cassirer with Julius Buths, Frederick Delius, Hans Haym and Jelka Delius, 1905 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Princess: The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls The splendour falls on castle walls / And snowy summits old in story: / The long light shakes across the lakes, / And the wild cataract leaps in glory. / Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, / Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying. / O hark, O hear! how thin and clear, / And thinner, clearer, farther going! / O sweet and far from cliff and scar / The horns of Elfland faintly blowing! / Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying: / Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying. / [O love, they die in yon rich sky, / They faint on hill or field or river: / Our echoes roll from soul to soul, / And grow for ever and for ever. / Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying, / And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.]

4. Five Pieces (1922-23)

Piano: Charles Abramovic
Violin: Davyd Booth

I. Mazurka [0:00]
II. Waltz for a Little Girl [1:09]
III. Waltz [2:25]
IV. Lullaby for a Modern Baby, for violin and piano [3:31]
V. Toccata [6:07]

A set of five pieces - four for solo piano and one for violin and piano - by English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934).

5. Charles Abramovic: Three Preludes (1923)

I. Scherzando [0:00]
II. Quick [1:51]
III. Con moto [2:48]

Three short pieces for piano by English composer Frederick Delius (1862-1934).

Previously on The Best of Delius:

Anthony Rolfe-Johnson sings Delius
American Rhapsody (Appalachia)
Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody
Caprice and Elegy, Julian Lloyd Webber and Eric Fenby
Cello Concerto, Julian Lloyd Webber, Vernon Handley
Cello Sonata, Julian Lloyd Webber
Cynara, Baritone solo: John Shirley-Quirk; Charles Groves, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Discovering Delius Documentary
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, Raymond Cohen (violin) and Gerald Warburg (cello)
Florida Suite, David Lloyd Jones
Hiawatha Tone Poem, David Lloyd-Jones
Idylle Printemps, David Lloyd Jones
Irmelin Prelude, Sir Thomas Beecham
In a Summer Garden, arranged for piano, Charles Abramovic
Intermezzo and Serenade from 'Hassan' (arr. Beecham), John Barbirolli
La Quadroone, David Lloyd Jones
Late Swallows (arr. by Fenby), John Barbirolli
L├ęgende for Violin and Orchestra, Ralph Holmes
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, Eugene Ormandy
Over the Hills and Far Away, David Lloyd Jones
Paris, Myer Fredman
Piano Concerto, Benno Moiseivitch
Piano Concerto, Clifford Curzon, Sir John Pritchard
Requiem, 'To the memory of all young artists fallen in the war'
Sarah Walker and Felicity Lott sing Delius
Sea Drift, after Walt Whitman, Richard Hickox
Scherzo, David Lloyd Jones
Songs of Farewell, The Ambrosian Singers
Song of Farewell Documentary, Eric Fenby
The Song of the High Hills, Eric Fenby
Two Songs to be sung on the water, BBC Singers conducted by Simon Joly
A Song of Summer
Song of Summer - A Ken Russell Film
Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Ralph Holmes
The Lost Child Documentary
The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Paul McCreesh
Violin Concerto (Ralph Holmes, Vernon Handley)
Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin, Meredith Davies)
Violin Concerto (Robert Gerle)
A Village Romeo and Juliet
The Walk to Paradise Garden, Sir Charles Mackerras