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These are rare recordings of Delius' music taken from out-of-print CD's, LP's, tapes, radio broadcasts and other sources that are not available commercially.  

If any of these recordings see a new commercial release, they will be removed from the site.

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This Web Page Updated:






Delius: Appalachia
Northbrook Symphony (Northbrook, IL) - Lawrence Rapchak, Music Director
The Conservatory Chorus of Roosevelt University - Cheryl Frazes Hill, Director
November 7, 2010

Northbrook Symphony Website


Pre-concert talk by Lawrence Rapchak

Appalachia (complete)
Appalachia - rehearsal excerpt
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (April 3, 2011)







DELIUS on the IGS LP Label
(Private Recordings)

IGS 081/82
KOANGA (American Premiere - December 1970)
Opera Society of Washington, DC
Koanga: Eugene Holmes     Palmyra: Claudia Lindsey
Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Paul Callaway
Side 1
MP3 (30 MB)
Side 2
MP3 (32 MB)
Side 3
MP3 (15 MB)
Side 4
MP3 (29 MB)

IGS 079/80
A VILLAGE ROMEO & JULIET (Sadler's Wells - April 10, 1962)
Sali: John Wakefield     Vrenchen: Elsie Morison
The Dark Fiddler: Neil Easton
Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Meredith Davies

Cast & Synopsis
Side 1
MP3 (26 MB)
Side 2
MP3 (26 MB)
Side 3
MP3 (28 MB)
Side 4
MP3 (22 MB)

IGS 023/24
FENNIMORE & GERDA (Radio Broadcast 1962)
Niels Lyhne: John Cameron     Fennimore: Sybil Michelow
Erik Refstrup: Max Worthley
Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson
Cast & Synopsis
Side 1
MP3 (25 MB)
Side 2
MP3 (20 MB)
Side 3
MP3 (28 MB)

IGS 089
Appalachia / Paris / Dance for Harpsichord
Appalachia
National Philharmonic Orchestra
Howard University Choir
conducted by Antal Dorati
New York: November 14, 1971
MP3
(32MB)
Paris:A Nocturne
(The Song of a Great City)
New Philharmonia Orchestra of London
conducted by Lorin Maazel
New York:  November 3, 1971
MP3
(19 MB)
Dance for Harpsichord
David Hancock, piano
MP3
(2 MB)


 
KOANGA (BBC Broadcast - February 1958)
Koanga: Lawrence Winters    Palmyra: Leonara Lafayette
BBC Chorus & Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson

Private Label CD cover 1:   Front    Back
Private Label CD cover 2:  Front   
     
NOTE: This recording is now available as a high quality MP3 download
from Amazon.com.   Click here for more information.
  
Part 1A
MP3 (29 MB)
Part 1B
MP3 (32 MB)
Part 2A
MP3 (21 MB)
Part 2B
MP3 (25 MB)


 
SEA DRIFT: THE RARE 1929 DECCA RECORDING

(Read an article about this recording)

UNEDITED SOUND FILE:      DOWNLOAD MP3 (23 MB)       
DECLICKED SOUND FILE:     DOWNLOAD MP3 (23 MB)      

Special thanks to Steven Plunkett, of Ipswich, UK for providing these transfers from his copy of the original 78 RPM records



"DELIUS REMASTERED:
THE (ONLINE) BOX SET"

Here are some rare radio broadcasts of Delius works.
I have edited several to correct speed and pitch and/or remove pops and clicks.


Sir Thomas Beecham conducts:

Delius: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring  1936-11-19  (LPO in Germany; early magnetic tape recording - INCOMPLETE)
     (NOTE: this recording is now available on CD on the LPO label)

Delius: La Calinda - Armed Forces Concert 1943-07-06

Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden 1945-04-07  (ABC Network Symphony)  (edited to remove excessive pops and clicks)

Delius: Dance Rhapsody No. 1 with talk by Sir Thomas 1951 RPO (speed adjusted to correct pitch)

Delius: Irmelin - Scenes from Act 2 and 3 - Stewart, Round  - with talk by Sir Thomas from TV broadcast 1954-12-06 (RPO) - (speed adjusted to correct pitch)

Delius: Intermezzo and Serenade from Hassan (STEREO from Seattle 1960-02-19)

Sir John Barbirolli conducts:

Delius: Two Aquarelles (LA Chamber Orchestra 1969-11-17)

Fritz Reiner conducts:


Delius: Irmelin Prelude 1954-02-10 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Paul Paray conducts:


Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden 1960-04-07 Detroit Symphony Orchestra



NOTE: For more rare radio broadcasts on CD by mail, visit the "Classical Conducting" website




Delius: Prelude to Irmelin

Performed by The Northern Neck Orchestra, Kilmarnock, Virginia USA on April 24, 2010
Live concert recording
Orchestra conducted by Guy Hayden

DOWNLOAD MP3 (5 MB)         




PREVIOUS POSTINGS:

Piano Concerto in C Minor (Herbert Blum, piano, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walther Jurgens, 1978)

The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eugene Goossens, 1947)

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Andre Kostelanetz conducting his orchestra; recorded in 1969)

Three Preludes for Piano, Orchestrated by Nelson Riddle
(from a concert at the University of Arizona School of Music, April 2007)


Intermezzo and Serenade from Hassan (Meridian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Raines, 1964)

In A Summer Garden (First Version) (BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Ashley Lawrence, 1974)

In A Summer Garden (Final Version) (BBC broadcast conducted by Martyn Brabbins)

Brigg Fair (BBC broadcast conducted by Martyn Brabbins)

Song of the High Hills (BBC broadcast conducted by Sir Andrew Davis 10-08-2010)

Life's Dance (from 1991 Delius Festival in Jacksonville 3-3-91) (JSO, John Canarina, c.)

Sleigh Ride (from 1984 Delius Festival in Jacksonville 3-10-84) (JSO, Wm. McNeiland, c.)

Florida Suite
(from 1984 Delius Festival in Jacksonville 3-10-84) (JSO, Wm. McNeiland, c.)

I.  Daybreak - Dance
II.  By the River
III. Sunset - Near the Plantation
IV.  At Night 

Appalachia (London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eric Fenby, Royal Festival Hall, July 11, 1982)
      NOTE: Eric Fenby conducted the LSO in "Appalachia" in Daytona Beach, Florida on July 28, 1982

Suite for Violin and Orchestra (first performance: 2-28-84)
Ralph Holmes, violin
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vernon Handley

1. Pastorale
2. Intermezzo
3. Elégie
4. Finale

Hiawatha (excerpt from early tone poem) (Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra)

Poem of Life and Love (BBC Orchestra, Vernon Handley, c.)

Legende (Mary Lou Krosnick, violin; Aaron Krosnick, piano)

Violin Sonata No. 3 (2nd movement) (Daniel Khalikov, violin; Elena Jivaeva, piano)

Dance Rhapsody No. 1 (Queen's Hall Orchestra, Henry Wood, c.)
    (This 1923 acoustic recording is the first known recording of a Delius work)

The Walk to the Paradise Garden (Ulster Orchestra, Takuo Yuasa, c.)

Irmelin: Final Scene (Opera Viva)



DELIUS: A MASS OF LIFE (Sung in English)
1966 BBC Broadcast (Proms)

Heather Harper, Soprano
Yvonne Minton, Mezzosoprano
Ronald Dowd, Tenor
John Cameron, Baritone

BBC Chorus / BBC Choral Society / Alexander Choir / Harrow Choral Society / Royal Choral Society

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Sargent

Delius-Mass-Part-1-01.mp3  (5.4 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-1-02.mp3  (1.7 MB)   
Delius-Mass-Part-1-03.mp3 (13.1 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-1-04.mp3  (2.9 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-1-05.mp3  (8.3 MB) 
Delius-Mass-Part-2-00.mp3  (4.0 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-01.mp3  (4.6 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-02.mp3  (4.5 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-03.mp3 (15.9 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-04.mp3 (12.2 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-05.mp3  (4.0 MB)  
Delius-Mass-Part-2-06.mp3 (14.2 MB)  



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