- Composer: Delius
- Audio CD (March 1 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Ncl
- ASIN: B0000014E6
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,760 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Florida Suite: Daybreak - Dance|
|2. Florida Suite: By The River|
|3. Florida Suite: Sunset - Near The Plantation|
|4. Florida Suite: At Night|
|5. Over The Hills And Far Away|
|6. Idylle Printemps|
|7. La Quadroone|
|9. Final Scene From 'Koanga'|
The English Northern Philharmonia under the direction of David Lloyd Jones honors their countryman well in this work. And, as so often is the case, Naxos delivers quality at a great price
Among the quick results I've obtained from listening to this CD is a real appetite for the works of Mr. Delius. I read that he abandoned England in his youth for the managment of some orange groves of Florida, which he rather neglected in favor of his music. We are very lucky indeed that both the orange crop-and this sumptuous music-remain vital today. Mr. Delius has gone, but perhaps we will see his like once more, in a better world, to remind us of the power of nature.
This CD is also of importance to the Delius fan as it contains several works which are recorded for the first time on this CD: Idylle Printemps,La Quadroone, and "Scherzo".
The recording has a wonderful full sound and David Lloyd-Jones, who has previously recorded several acclaimed releases for Naxos, gets excellent performances out of the members of the English Northern Philharmonia.
79 minutes of Delius in a recording that can stand up to the majors in every way.