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Quote from: vandermolen on January 20, 2020, 07:54:23 PM I also much prefer Tubin. Actually Delius is not a composer whose music I have ever had a strong like or dislike for. There are a few works that I do greatly enjoy including the Piano Concerto, Brigg Fair the North Country Sketches and In a Summer Garden. I also find the end of his Requiem very moving. I think that Vaughan Williams described Delius's music as like 'a curate improvising' but this might have been a bit harsh.
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 20, 2020, 09:29:57 PMI think a lot of my problem with Delius also stems from his harmonic language. He has produced many lovely harmonies in many of his pieces, but it sure does wear thin when there's not much happening rhythmically and structurally it just feels the like the same formula for every piece. I'm glad there are people here that like his music, but I mustn't be counted among them.
Quote from: vandermolen on January 20, 2020, 01:30:40 PMI agree with Sarge.
QuoteAlthough sometime our good friend John, if my memory is correct, goes from rapturous fan to intense dislike.
Quote from: vers la flamme on January 21, 2020, 02:01:43 AMI just bought this:[asin]B000025XY1[/asin]For $2.68, free shipping. I couldn't pass it up at that price! Does anyone know whether the CD is any good or not? I suspect from these capable forces that it is at least interesting and relatively faithful to the composers' scores. If anyone else is interested, there are other very cheap copies on the Amazon US Marketplace.
Quote from: vers la flamme on January 21, 2020, 03:00:27 AMDamn, I like that artwork a lot better Oh well. I'm sure the one I got is fine.
Quote from: vandermolen on January 21, 2020, 02:39:15 AMYes, it's a fabulous CD! (All three works).Sounds like a real bargain - you won't regret it.It also appeared in this manifestation:
Quote from: Ratliff on January 21, 2020, 06:31:21 PMI know Delius almost entirely from the excellent barbirolli recordings, which don't include the piano concerto. Would it be reasonable that this is the best place to start for the Delius concerto?
Quote from: vandermolen on January 21, 2020, 10:16:19 PMI think so but I'm no expert, maybe others will chip in.I also like the Hyperion CD of the original version which has a nice collection of works and I also like this well known historic version which first drew my attention to the work on LP ( the CD is on the Testament label if the picture doesn't appear):
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on January 19, 2021, 08:50:56 AMDon't know Delius' music much, but I like this recording. Did he like the African-American folk music in the U.S.A? Was his music influenced by the latter?
Quote from: Szykneij on January 19, 2021, 08:36:03 AMMotivated by discussion on another thread, I pulled out a vinyl copy of "Sir Thomas Beecham-Music of Delius" I bought used some time ago. Inside I discovered an undated page removed from a copy of the magazine "Southern Living". I thought it might be of interest to Delius fans here.
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 19, 2021, 09:19:42 AMVery nice. I have been meaning to make a pilgrimage to Jacksonville, Florida to visit his house, which I believe is located on the campus of the Jacksonville University now. I have a cousin that lives there, so it is a possibility.
Quote from: Szykneij on January 19, 2021, 09:31:46 AMA little research reveals that the magazine article was from 1979, the year Morris White performed at the Jacksonville Delius festival.
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