The Essential Delius (Incls 'Florida Suite', 'A Song before Sunrise' & 'the Walk to the Paradise Garden')

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DELIUS
The Essential Delius (Incls 'Florida Suite', 'A Song before Sunrise' & 'the Walk to the Paradise Garden')
Ulster Orchestra, Vernon Handley / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

[ Chandos 241 / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 1 August 2007

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'The sultry, sensuous beauty and vibrant colour is wonderfully evoked… a strong contender for my CD of the year' BBC Music Magazine

'Well-filled 2-CD set, an embarrassment of riches. It is well-played, splendidly recorded, delicately shaded, and rich in expression' American Record Guide

'The sultry, sensuous beauty and vibrant colour is wonderfully evoked… a strong contender for my CD of the year' BBC Music Magazine

'…the Chandos recording allows Delius's palette of colours to shine through'
BBC Music Magazine

A newly compiled all-Delius 2-CD set taken from three back catalogue Chandos recording and remastered at 24-bit/96kHz
This is a fine survey from three famous British conductors known for their sensitive interpretations of Delius
A comprehensive and richly varied Delius programme has been put together for this new two-CD collection. Vernon Handley's splendid and touchingly piquant Ulster performance of the comparatively rarely heard Florida Suite is complemented with, among others, North Country Sketches, a work which reveals a Debussyan influence.

Richard Hickox is a sensitive and flexible Delian and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra plays passionately for him, especially in The Walk to the Paradise Garden. The collection demonstrates the glittering qualities of Delius's enchanting music which evokes an atmosphere of serene pleasure in nature.

These are conductors and orchestras performing at the top of their form, and the anthology will serve collectors as the perfect introduction to this marvellous composer.

Tracks:

Florida Suite
I Daybreak - Dance 11:14
II By the River 6:41
III Sunset - Near the Plantation 10:36
IV At Night 8:56

North Country Sketches
I Autumn 8:23
II Winter Landscape 4:01
III Dance 7:24
IV The March of Spring 8:52

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring† 6:11

Air and Dance 5:02

Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
1 On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 6:41
2 Summer Night on the River 7:17

A Song before Sunrise 5:48

Two Aquarelles
1 Lento, ma non troppo 2:11
2 Gaily, but not quick 2:22

From 'Hassan' Arranged by Sir Thomas Beecham
Intermezzo 2:08
Serenade 2:17

Prelude to 'Irmelin' 5:21

Late Swallows 9:28

Intermezzo from 'Fennimore and Gerda' 5:29

The Walk to the Paradise Garden 10:05

In a Summer Garden 15:35