The Best of Delius Episode 7

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Frederick Delius A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907)
Libretto by the composer and his wife, based on the novel "Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe" by Gottfried Keller.

Thomas Hampson - the Fiddler
ORF Symphony Orchestra
Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Petr Weigl, film director

Song of Farewell Documentary
Fenby (left) and Yehudi Menuhin with a Delius ...
Fenby (left) and Yehudi Menuhin with a Delius score (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Beautifuly shot and sensitive portrayal of Eric Fenby's quest to Frederick Delius.
Yorkshire Television

Eric Fenby's account of his six year taking down the paralyzed Delius's dictation of notes in the composition of complete orchestral scores.
Eric returns to his native Scarborough and recalls how he decided to offer his services as amanuensis to the blind and paralysed composer Frederick Delius. We visit the The Royal Acadamy of Music - The Yehudi Menuhin School of Music and also visit Eric and his wife Rowena's London Home.
Yehudi Menuhin together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play a part in telling this remarkable story.
The 'reporter' in the film is Geoff Druett.