The Delius Collection - originally released on Unicorn-Kanchana CDs in 1995FREDERICK DELIUS (1862-1934): Dance Rhapsodies Nos. 1 & 2, The Song of the High Hills, 3 Preludes for Piano, Polka - Zum Carnival, Fantastic Dance, Prelude to Irmelin, Violin Concerto, A Song of Summer, A Late Lark, Piano Concerto, The Walk to the Paradise Garden, Songs of Sunset, Idyll, La Calinda, Cello Sonata, Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3, Paris - The Song of a Great City, An Arabesque, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Intermezzo from Fennimore and Gerda, Songs of Farewell, Cynara, 2 Aquarelles, Caprice and Elegy, Legende, Life's Dance, 9 orchestral songs, 16 Scandinavian, French and English songs with piano.
Catalogue Number: 10O054
Reference: HTGCD 700
Description: The original idea of Christopher Palmer, the notable recording producer, orchestrator, arranger and liner note-writer (he also brainstormed the Chandos Walton series, you'll recall, and was a big film-score champion), this was first a two-LP set of the music which wouldn't exist if not for the help of Delius' amanuensis, Eric Fenby, and which was expanded to include all the music listed above. Unicorn-Kanchana has been long dead and these highly-praised recordings long silent. 7 CDs for the price of 4. Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), Sarah Walker (mezzo), Felicity Lott (soprano), Julian Lloyd Webber (cello), Ralph Holmes (violin), Philip Fowke, Eric Parkin (piano), Ambrosian Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Eric Fenby, Norman Del Mar, Vernon Handley. Original Unicorn-Kanchana LP and CD recordings 1981-95.