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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: Irons on January 21, 2020, 11:54:26 PMBeecham's wife was pianist on a recording they made together.At one time I visited a specialist of music for films record shop in Brighton. The only occasion in donkey years of collecting that an owner of a vinyl emporium actually gave me a record as he liked it so much. He is right the Jean Pougnet Delius VC is one of the finest Delius recordings.
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 19, 2021, 09:37:02 AMQuite interesting. I knew that there was a Delius festival, but I'm not a member of the Delius Society, so I'm not sure what the frequency of these festivals have been in years past. Also, I doubt I would've gone anyway as usually the sun is rather unforgiving to my pasty skin. Although, it would certainly be awesome to meet other fans in real life and converse with them about the man and his music.
Quote from: Szykneij on January 19, 2021, 11:15:04 AMI found this link while trying to date the article.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjf-fG556juAhW0FVkFHWI6DSYQFjAAegQIAxAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthompsonian.info%2Fdelfest.html&usg=AOvVaw213SMdLAQkBBbFWMVa6315
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 19, 2021, 09:13:30 AMAbsolutely! He loved African American music. In fact, it was the singing of Black spirituals that inspired him to become a composer. He heard this music when he was in Florida (where he owned an orange plantation) and he heard this music from the workers on his plantation. He would hear them sing and this echoed down the river while Delius sat on his porch in the evening hours. It was also in the US where he received his first actual music lessons from a man named Thomas Ward with whom he said later on that he learned more from him than anything he learned from the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied not long after leaving the US. It was Delius' father who gave him the financial support in order to study in Leipzig, but the most interesting aspect of this was that none other than Edvard Grieg (who became a friend and supporter of Delius upon hearing his Florida Suite) was the one who convinced his doubting father that young Frederick's true calling was not taking over the Delius wool business, but as a composer. Anyway, I see I'm getting away from you initial question, which I believe I already answered.
Quote from: vers la flamme on January 19, 2021, 12:24:55 PM@Mirror Image, I hope you'll see the humor in this, as I mean no offense. But this post from a year ago reads quite funny in light of your new avatar:
Quote from: vers la flamme on January 19, 2021, 12:24:55 PM@Mirror Image, I hope you'll see the humor in this, as I mean no offense. But this post from a year ago reads quite funny in light of your new avatar: In any case I'm glad you now count yourself among the admirers! I too once disliked Delius's music, but now greatly enjoy it, when in the right mood. Edit: Reading back a little further, I can see we've already had this conversation last year. Sorry to bring it up again. Anyway, I never realized there was a Delius house in Jacksonville. If I'd known Delius's music when I lived in Tallahassee, I'm sure I'd have already made that pilgrimage. Still would be interesting to see.
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on January 19, 2021, 01:44:43 PMHe changes his mind as frequently as his avatars.
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Quote from: Mirror Image on January 19, 2021, 02:09:04 PMQFT. I can't refute the truth!
Quote from: vers la flamme on January 19, 2021, 03:39:19 PMGreat pic of Béla. Do you happen to know when it was taken?
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