Frederick Delius was inspired to write Appalachia after hearing a slave song while teaching violin in Virginia, and recalling a stint managing an orange grove in Florida. In Sea Drift the influence of Walt Whitman's nature mysticism is explored with a song of love and death. This release follows up the very popular Naxos release of Delius's Mass of Life from earlier this year. For a limited time, take 20% off the companion releases in this feature.
DELIUS, F.: Appalachia / Sea Drift (arr. T. Beecham) (Williams, Tampa Bay Master Chorale, Florida Orchestra, S. Sanderling)
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