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Julia Beck, woman by a stone wall



This was painted at Grez-sur-Loing, where the composer Delius lived, in an old house that had a garden that ran down toward the river.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4jsYaaDlPs

Delius's music is fearsomely difficult to perform in a manner that brings out the full poetry of it. One always has to go back to Beecham for the full magic. Night on the river -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-sITbEV5_M

Rather a good performance of In a Summer Garden -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuCMPtQimOg

Live performance conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with a German orchestra (Delius was initially highly admired in Germany, more than in Britain in fact, but the link was broke as a result of the Great War) -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7mGeMFfueI

Remarkable example of English nature myticism by a composer of German descent who was obsessed with everything Nordic and settled in a French village. His house from the road:

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