First published in 1998, Carley collates twelve essays by an international group of contributors reflects the truly cosmopolitan nature of Delius’s life and his music. They reveal the manner in which he absorbed the culture of the nations he came to know, their music, art and literature, and the influences they brought to bare on his own work. Also discussed are some of the often mixed, but rarely equivocal reactions that performances of his music have reactions over the years, with Lionel Carley’s in-depth study of the first production of Foleraadet in 1897, and a wide ranging analysis by Don Gillespie and Robert Beckhard of the critical reception of Delius’s music in the United States between 1909 and 1920.
Table of Contents
1. Delius As Conductor , Stephen Lloyd. 2. Delius in Florida : The Delius Festival of Jacksonville, Mark A Stoneman. 3. On Hearing the First Delius in America: Critical Reaction to Frederick Delius’s Music in the United Staes 1909 – 1920, Don Gillepie, Robert Beckhard. 4. Christian Sinding-Frederick Delius : A Friendly Counterpoint, Gunnar Rugstad. 5. Florent Schmtt, David Eccott. 6. Frederick Delisu and Grez-sur-Loing : Some Japanese Perspectives, Toru Arayashiki. 7. ‘Our Prophetic Little Lady Friend’ : The Artist Ida Gerhardi, Annegret Rittmann. 8. From Ignaz Moscheles to Jelka Delius : A Background to the Rosen Family, Agnes Weiske. 9. Folkeraadet : Performance and History, Linonel Carley. 10. The Beginning of a Renaissance? The Operas of Frederick Delius in Germany at the End f the Twentieth Century, Andreas K W Meyer. 11. Eventyr and the Fairy Tales in Delius, Barrie Iliffe. 12. Delius and Danish Literature, John Bergsagel