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Frederick Delius

Frederick Delius (January 29, 1862 - June 10, 1934) was an English composer born in Bradford. He was of German origin, and spent most of his life outside England.

Towards the end of his life, he caught syphilis and began to go blind. He therefore employed Eric Fenby[?] as his amanuensis. Fenby later wrote a book about Delius.

Some of his more well known pieces include:

  • On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
  • Brigg Fair
  • A Village Romeo and Juliet
  • A Mass of Life
  • Requiem
  • Koanga

Less frequently performed pieces include a violin concerto, and a double concerto for violin and cello.

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