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Author Lee-Browne, Martin, author.

Title Delius and his music / Martin Lee-Browne & Paul Guinery ; with a foreword by Sir Mark Elder.

Publication Info. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : The Boydell Press, 2014.

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 Talbott Circulating Collection  ML410 .D378 L44    Available  ---
Description xx, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 505-506) and index.
Contents 1862-1888 : Youth -- 1888-1892 : The young composer in Paris -- 1893-1901 : Coming to maturity -- 1902-1905 : The great noontide and Beecham -- 1906-1910 : Acceptance and friends -- 1911-1914 : Inspiration unabated -- 1915-1918 : Winding down -- 1919-1934 : Fenby and the last years -- The songs -- 1934 and after -- Appendix 1 : Delius's works in chronological order -- Appendix 2 : Delius's diploma and reports from The Leipzig Conservatorium -- Appendix 3 : Programmes for the 1929 and 1946 Delius festivals.
Summary There are many biographies and articles about the life of Frederick Delius (1862-1934), but there has never been a comprehensive book about his music until now. He was an extraordinarily versatiles composer, equally at home with orchestral, instrumental, and chamber works as with choral works and songs; and Delius and his Music covers his entire output. Everything he published, from his earliest compositions and 'trifiles' to the mighty, ninety-minute A Mass of Life, is analysed here in nontechnical language. The history and background of each work and its critical reception are also examined, set within a biography, and against a backdrop of the English musical scene and some of its personalities during the seventy years of Delius's life. There are numerous musical examples and many quotations from contemporary newspapers and journals, as well as a complete list of Delius's works, with catalogue numbers, and a select bibliography. This book will appeal not only to students and Delian scholars, but also to everyone who already has an interest in Delius's unique music, or who would like to discover it for the first time. -- from dust jacket.
Subject Delius, Frederick, 1862-1934 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Delius, Frederick, 1862-1934.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Guinery, Paul, author.
Elder, Mark, 1947-
ISBN 1843839598