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Frederick Delius


American Masterworks


 

DACOCD 732 [DDD] - Released 2012

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The final volume in the critically acclaimed Delius Masterworks with Bo Holten and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra. Undoubtedly the finest and most beautifully played and recorded series of music of Delius to be released. Critically acclaimed all over the world. This final release again presents soprano Henriette Bonde-Hansen and baritone Johan Reuter together in excerpts from the opera Koanga. All five releases are available and not to be missed!
Content of DACOCD 732
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Delius' »Sea Drift« chosen as the best from a selection of recordings.
 
Frederick Delius (1862-1934)
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Koanga - excerpt from the opera (1895-97) 16:32
[ 1 ] Palmyra's aria 3:35 Play
[ 2 ] Martinez introduces Koanga 4:54 Play
[ 3 ] La Calinda 3:13 Play
[ 4 ] Koanga's invocation 4:50 Play
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Appalachia, Variations on an old Slave Song
with final chorus (1896; 1902-03)
36:29
[ 5 ] Introduction (Molto moderato) 6:06 Play
[ 6 ] Andante
(Theme, 8 bars after letter G)
6:37 Play
[ 7 ] Con moto (letter O) 8:08 Play
[ 8 ] Andante con grazia (letter U) 8:27 Play
[ 9 ] L'istesso tempo
(Chorus at letter Cc)
7:11 Play
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Sea Drift for Baritone Solo, Mixed Chorus
and Orchestra
(1903-04) - Words by Walt Whitman
25:26
[10] Once Paumanok 3:43 Play
[11] Shine! Shine! 4:30 Play
[12] Blow! Blow up sea winds 5:50 Play
[13] O rising stars 8:38 Play
[14] O past! O happy life! 2:45 Play
 

Henriette Bonde-Hansen, soprano (Palmyra) [ 1 ], [ 3 ]
Johan Reuter, baritone (Koanga) [ 2 ], [ 4 ], [ 9 ]-[14]
Simon Duus, baritone (Martinez, Perez) [ 2 ], [ 4 ]
Aarhus Cathedral Choir and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra Choir [ 7 ]-[14]
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Bo Holten, conductor


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