Flecker and Davos

January 29 2012

Delius loved mountains, and was Nietzschean. Today is his 150th birthday. One of the last works he finished before Eric Fenby became his amanuensis was incidental music for Hassan, a play by James Elroy Flecker, who died in a Davos sanatorium (on the day my father was born, as it happens, January 3 1915). Flecker’s tuberculosis prevented him from becoming a war poet.

See my post on Ken Russell.

Intermezzo and Serenade from Hassan, arrangement by Thomas Beecham, John Barbirolli, Hallé Orchestra, Robert Tear, tenor:

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