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Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
' Brigg Fair ' was given thirty-six times in Germany in 1907, the year of its composition; yet nowadays Delius' music is hardly ever heard on the Continent, and less and less often in this country. In view of its unique personality and fascinating beauty, it seems hard to account for this state of affairs, though perhaps the fundamental reason is Delius' cosmopolitanism, which isolated him from the main stream of the music of any particular country. Yet ' Brigg Fair,' for example, belongs so unmistakably to our own climate that it should remain a favourite with English audiences. By the fusion of a Lincolnshire folk-tune with his individual treatment: of Wagnerian chromatic harmony Delius 'created the perfect musical image of an English summer's day: the freshness of early morning, the heat of noon, the momentary clouding-over, the blaze of sunset, and the slow merging of twilght into the cool shades of evening.
Deryck Cooke


Soprano: Kirsten Flagstad
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Deryck Cooke

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