Mackerras: Delius Edition (8 CD box set, FLAC)
Mackerras: Delius Edition (8 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD (January 24, 2012)
Number of Discs: 8 CD box set
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 1.93 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc 1:
01. Brigg Fair
02. In a summer garden
03. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes / Scene 5 – The Walk to the Paradise Garden
04. North Country Sketches – 1. Autumn
05. North Country Sketches – 2. Winter Landscape
06. North Country Sketches – 3. Dance
07. North Country Sketches – 4. The March of the Spring

Disc 2:
01. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Molto moderato
02. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Poco più vivo ma moderato
03. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Andante
04. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Molto moderato
05. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Con moto
06. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Lento e molto tranquillo
07. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Andante con grazia
08. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Lento sostenuto e tranquilo
09. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Allegro alla marcia
10. Appalachia – Ed. Beecham – Marcia: molto lento maestoso
11. The Song of the High Hills – With quiet easy movement
12. The Song of the High Hills – Slow and solemnly
13. Over the hills and far away

Disc 3:
01. Sea Drift – Once Paumanok
02. Sea Drift – Till of a sudden
03. Sea Drift – Yes, my brother, I know
04. Sea Drift – O rising stars!
05. Sea Drift – O reckless despairing carols
06. Sea Drift – O brown halo in the sky
07. Florida – Suite for orchestra – 1. Daybreak
08. Florida – Suite for orchestra – 2. By the river
09. Florida – Suite for orchestra – 3. Sunset
10. Florida – Suite for orchestra – 4. At night

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Disc 4:
01. Violin Concerto
02. Two Aquarelles – Lento, ma non troppo
03. Two Aquarelles – Gaily, but not too quick
04. On hearing the first Cuckoo in Spring
05. Summer night on the river
06. Intermezzo from ‘Fennimore and Gerda’
07. Prelude to “Irmelin”
08. A Dance Rhapsody No.2
09. A Dance Rhapsody No.1

Disc 5:
01. Sonata in one movement for cello and piano (1916)
02. 2 Pieces for Cello and Chamber Orchestra – Version for cello and piano – Caprice
03. 2 Pieces for Cello and Chamber Orchestra – Version for cello and piano – Elegy
04. String Quartet 1916 – 1. With animation
05. String Quartet 1916 – 2. Quick & lightly
06. String Quartet 1916 – 3. Late Swallows
07. String Quartet 1916 – 4. Very quick & vigorously
08. Midsummer Song
09. On Craig Dhu
10. To be sung of a summer night on the water
11. The splendour falls on castle walls

Disc 6:
01. Intermezzo and Serenade from Hassan
02. A Song before sunrise
03. Air and Dance
04. Koanga – lyric drama in 3 Acts / Act 2 – La Calinda (Choral dance)
05. 2 Pieces for Cello and Chamber Orchestra – Caprice
06. 2 Pieces for Cello and Chamber Orchestra – Elegy
07. Piano Concerto in C minor – Allegro – Largo
08. Paris (The Song of a Great City) (1899-1900)

Disc 7:
01. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 1 – Prelude
02. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 1 – A shame it is
03. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 1 – How strange the wind sounds
04. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 1 – ‘Twixt us, methinks, will lie the bidding
05. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 2 – Prelude
06. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 2 – Vreli! … Sali!
07. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 2 – Interlude -Prelude to Scene 3
08. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 3 – I knew we’d meet again
09. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 3 – O Sali, I’m afraid
10. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 3 – Shameless hussy!
11. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 4 – Prelude
12. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 4 – Ah, the night is approaching
13. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 4 – Dearest, I’ll leave you no more
14. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 4 – The Dream of Sali and Vrenchen
15. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 4 – Ah, it was a dream!

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Disc 8:
01. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 5 – Prelude
02. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 5 – O Sali, see
03. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 5 – Well, well, gracious me
04. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 5 – The Walk to the Paradise Garden
05. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – Dance along
06. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – So you want to know
07. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – ‘Tis almost night
08. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – Come and live with us
09. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – Halleo! Halleo!
10. A Village Romeo and Juliet, Music Drama in six scenes – original version – Scene 6 – See, the moonbeams kiss the woods

A neglected master

This admirable and affordable boxed set is rich tribute to the genius of one of our great compsers whose wider work deserves to be better known. This set is an excellent start.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you, a hundred thousand times thank you, for this Delius feast, in superb Decca sound.

  2. What better way to spend St David’s Day than to listen to the music of Delius played by my local orchestra – WNO!! Thank you so much for this delightful set!

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