Frederick Delius

Music Review: Beecham Conducting Delius Makes me Doze

Oct 11, 2012

Sir Thomas Beecham, a great British conductor who celebrated unknown composers, preforms in this re-mastered album fifty years after his death.  Beecham is known for founding four symphony orchestras, and this six-disc collection is recorded with his last orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic. 

Five out of the six discs feature music composed by Delius, whose style is unique and recognizable.  Most of his orchestral works are slow, flowing string pieces with little dynamic contrast.