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Frederick Delius (1862 – 1934) was an English composer whose musical style is characterized by chromaticism, although it is still largely tonal with luscious harmonies - mainly slow moving, with the frequent use of leitmotifs and constantly evolving melody. Orchestral excerpts from his operas, for example La Calinda from Koanga — which originated in the 1880's Florida Suite — and The Walk to the Paradise Garden from A Village…

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  • I can't express how fast I fell in love with his 3 preludes. Can anyone recommend what next to listen to?
  • where's the fucking beats man?
  • Great..
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  • "Irmelin Prelude" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ08h6QcqoA Frederick Delius (1862-1934) "Irmelin prelude" (from the Opera "Irmelin" 1890/92) Hallé Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Barbirolli 1967
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  • The fact that he wrote musical odes to Florida is hilarious to me, because the music totally doesn't match that terrible place that is my homestate.
  • He's a good Yorkshire lad !
  • Come to think of it, deleted user, err, whomever you are, he's kind of like a cross between Debussy and Elgar. I was listening to "Over the Hills and Far Away" on the radio (WQXR) about a week or two ago and I noticed that the main melody was pentatonic. And it was kind of atmospheric. But it was orchestrated and harmonized more in the manner of Elgar than Debussy.

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