8:30:22 Delius – Complete Works : Florida Suite .. + Presentation (Century’s record. : Sir Thomas Beecham)

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Frederick Delius (1862-1934) Complete Orchestral & Choral Works.
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Florida Suite
I.Daybreak – Dance (00:00) II.By the River (10:26)
III.Sunset – Near the Plantation (17:41) IV.At Night (27:25)
Summer Evening (35:05)

Songs of Sunset (41:24)
Baritone : John Cameron / Contralto : Maureen Forrester

Over the Hills and Far Away (1:10:49)
Sleigh Ride – Winternacht (1:23:48)
Brigg Fair – An English Rhapsody (1:29:18)
Marche Caprice (1:45:10)
Dance Rhapsody No.2 (1:48:59)
Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
I.On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring (1:56:40)
II.Summer Night on the River (2:03:40)
A Song before Sunrise (2:10:17)
Fennimore and Gerda – lntermezzo (2:16:23)
Irmelin Prelude (2:21:33)

A Village Romeo and Juliet
I.September. A piece of land on a hill (2:26:36)
II.Six years later. Outside Marti’s house (2:43:00)
III.The Wildland (2:52:41) IV.Interior of Mart’s house (3:05:16)
V.The dream of Sali and Vrenchen – Wedding Scene (3:18:42)
VI.The Fair (3:29:59) VII.The Walk To The Paradise Garden (3:38:09)
VIII.The Paradise Garden (3:46:48)

Paa Vidderne – On the Heights (4:07:53)

The Song of the High Hills
I.With Quiet Easy Movement – Tranquillo (4:20:12)
II.Very Slow – The Wide, Far Distance / The Great Solitude (4:28:46)
III.In Tempo (4:32:37) IV.Very Quietly – Tempo I (4:35:22)
Tenor : Leslie Jones / Soprano : Freda Hart

Sea Drift with Gordon Clinton (Baritone)
I.Once Paumanok (4:44:52) II.Shine! Shine! Shine! (4:48:07)
III.Till of a Sudden (4:49:26) IV.Blow! Blow! Blow! (4:51:47)
V.Yes, My Brother, I Know (4:53:50) VI.O Rising Stars! (4:57:09)
VII.O Reckless Despairing Carlos (4:58:49) VIII.O Past! o Happy Life! (5:04:46)

Dance Rhapsody No.1 with David McCallum (violin)
I.Lento (5:07:40) II.Comodo (5:09:19) III.Vivo (5:11:14)
IV.Più Lento Tranquillo (5:13:23) V.Molto Adagio (5:16:37)

Lieder / Songs with Dora Labbette (Soprano)
I.Whither (5:19:43) II.The Violet (5:22:29) III.Brasil (5:24:22)
IV.Klein Venevil (5:27:10) V.Cradle Song (5:29:06)
VI.The Nightingale – Welhaven (5:31:20)
VII.Twilight Fancies (5:33:24) VIII.Irmelin Rose (5:37:41)
IX.Le ciel est par-dessus le toit (5:41:28)
Texts by Bjornsen, Jacobsen & Verlaine
Piano : Sir Thomas Beecham

Violin Concerto with Jean Pougnet (violin)
I.With Moderate Tempo (5:44:00)
II.Slower (5:49:21) III.Allegretto – Più Moderato (5:58:12)

Piano Concerto with Betty Beecham (Piano)
I.Allegro Non Troppo (6:07:32) II.Largo (6:17:09) III.Tempo Primo (6:24:35)

Hassan (Excerpts) – Incidental Music To James Elroy Flecker’s Drama
I.Intermezzo (6:30:37) II.Serenade (6:32:28)
III.Unaccompanied Worldless Chorus (6:34:35)
IV.Closing Scene (6:36:50)

Koanga (Excerpts) I.La Calinda (6:44:18) II.Final Scene (6:47:56)
Appalachia : Variations on an Old Slave Song (6:56:14)

Eventyr – Once Upon A Time (7:34:08)
Paris – The Sonf Of A Gran City (7:49:40)
A Mass Of Life – Prelude to part II (8:11:53)
In A Summer Garden (8:16:25)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Beecham Choral Society
Conductor : Sir Thomas BEECHAM
Recorded in 1929-1957
New Mastering in 2020 by AB for CMRR
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