Delius - Favourites | Alto ALC1374

Delius - Favourites

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC1374

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 7th September 2018

Contents

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Thomas Beecham

Works

Delius, Frederick

A Song Before Sunrise
Brigg Fair: An English Rhapsody
Fennimore and Gerda
» Intermezzo
Florida Suite
» I La Calinda
Hassan
» Intermezzo
» Serenade
Irmelin
» Prelude
Marche Caprice
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Over the Hills and Far Away
Sleigh Ride
Summer Evening

Artists

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Thomas Beecham

About

“Contains Delius’ most essential statements. Summer Night on the River, On Hearing the First Cuckoo, Brigg Fair and the Irmelin Prelude are simply magical in their effect, and Beecham's interpretations arise out of the depths of the music itself … passages such as the introduction to Brigg Fair, seem to be outside time, one yet again wonders at the poetic rightness of every nuance, the delicately exact textural balance. His identification with the composer is so complete that one is not sure whom to credit for some features … This (collection) must surely be recognised as a gem. Sleigh Ride and the Marche Caprice are entertaining enough , but all the rest are wonderful Delius – and conducted by someone who has remained the one and only Delius interpreter. Each performance is superb.” – Gramophone

Stereo recordings, 1957/62

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