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Frederick Delius

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Biography

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 Romeo and Juliet, are also reasonably often played and recorded, as are orchestral works such as On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Top Songs

Total plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
  1. On hearing the first Cuckoo in spring  -  28,406 plays
  2. Summer Night on the River  -  10,792 plays
  3. Koanga: La Calinda  -  9,060 plays
  4. Aquarelle (Unidentified)  -  10,903 plays
  5. In a Summer Garden  -  6,087 plays
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