Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITHWAITE
FREDERICK DE LIUS , born in 1863 at Bradford, of German parentage, was intended at first for a commercial career. For a time engaged in Florida as an orange planter, he had reached his twentieth year before he was allowed to devote himself seriously to music. As a student in Leipzig he made the acquaintance of Grieg, and something of Grieg's influence is thought by some critics to be discerned in his work. But there is very little trace ot any outward influence on his music; in many ways it is among the most distinctively new and original of the present age. In every way as modern as those of any present-day composer, his methods seem to have been devised by him. self rather than inherited from any musical ancestor. He has a partiality for subjects of avowedly pictorial intent, and many of his works are of that order which defies anything like ordinary analysis.
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