Koanga by Frederick Delius

  • Delius 'Koanga' (koh AHN gah)
    Delius' romantic third opera, Koanga produced, a number of interesting pieces infused with sensuality and notable for its nostalgic and folkish languor. Search Amazon.com for Delius 'Koanga'

  • Delius Koanga . The Song of the High HillsFrederick Delius: Orchestral Works

    Frederick Theodore Albert Delius CH (29 January 1862 – 10 June 1934) was an English composer. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, to a prosperous mercantile family of German extraction, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation, where he neglected his managerial duties; influenced by African-American music, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886, he embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived (except during the First World War) for the rest of their lives.
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