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Frederick Delius

(1962–1934)

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Frederick Delius Marker
Inscription. One block west on Church Street is the site of the Henry P. Richardson house where Frederick Delius lived while teaching music at Roanoke Female College, now Averett. An unsuccessful orange grower in Florida, the Britisher Delius worked in Danville in 1885–1886 to earn return passage to Europe where he pursued a musical careeer, becoming an internationally acclaimed composer.
 
Erected 1985 by Virginia Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number Q-5g.)
 
Location. 36° 35.722′ N, 79° 23.128′ W. Marker is in North Danville, Virginia, in Danville. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Virginia Route 293) and Keen Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24540, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Danville (within shouting distance of this marker); Wreck of the Old 97 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Richmond & Danville Railroad
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Frederick Delius Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bloody Monday (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Entry for Frederick Delius. “While in Florida, Delius had his first composition published, a polka for piano called Zum Carnival. In late 1885 he left a caretaker in charge of Solano Grove and moved to Danville, Virginia. Thereafter he pursued a wholly musical career. An advertisement in the local paper announced, ‘Fritz Delius will begin at once giving instruction in Piano, Violin, Theory and Composition. He will give lessons at the residences of his pupils. Terms reasonable.’ Delius also offered lessons in French and German. Danville had a thriving musical life, and early works of his were publicly performed there.” (Submitted on June 17, 2017.) 

2. Frederick Delius: Florida Suite (1888) - Welsh Opera Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Groves(1963).
Audio begins
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By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
3. Frederick Delius Marker
with nine seconds of silence.
     
“Frederick Delius wrote his Florida Suite in 1888 and it was largely forgotten until the 1960's when Sir Thomas Beecham, friend of the composer, made a reedition. Here, Delius showcases his musical memories and inspirations from his two years in the United States of America.” (Submitted on June 18, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducation
 
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Unknown photographer via Wikipedia Commons
4. “Fritz” Delius
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 188 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 17, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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