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Delius in Norway ()

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composed by Frederick Delius

It's unlikely that even hardcore Delius fans would suggest this collection as representative of the best the composer had to offer, but by the same token those fans will find an unusual perspective on his work here. Despite the title, Delius did not live in Norway; instead, the notes inform, Norway was his "spiritual home." Even that seems a bit strong, but all the music here has one Norwegian connection or another, and nobody else has put these pieces together in this way. Most of them are early works in a sort of general ...

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  1. A Late Lark, song for tenor & small orchestra, RT iii/6
  2. Paa Vidderne (On the Heights), tone poem for orchestra, RT vi/10
  3. Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9: Prinsessen
  4. Songs (7) from the Norwegian, for voice & piano, RT v/9: En Fuglevise
  5. Norwegian Sleigh Ride, RT ix/3
  6. Norwegian Suite, for orchestra (from incidental music to "Folkeraadet"), RT i/5
  7. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring, tone poem for orchestra (Pieces for small orchestra, No. 1), RT vi/19/1
  8. Eventyr (Once upon a Time), ballad for orchestra, RT vi/23
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Delius in Norway
2014, Chandos

UPC: 095115513125


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