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eBook Delius as I Knew Him ePub
Author: Eric Fenby
Language: English
ISBN: 048628042X
ISBN13: 978-0486280424
Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (April 15, 1994)
Pages: 403
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 736
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Delius as I Knew Him Paperback – April 15, 1994. So far as I am aware, Eric Fenby's book is unique in the history of classical music, indeed, in the history of art.

Delius as I Knew Him Paperback – April 15, 1994. by. Eric Fenby (Author). As every fan of Frederick Delius's music knows, Fenby, as a young man from Yorkshire, went to France and helped Delius (1862-1934) compose his final pieces. At the time Delius was blind, paralyzed and in constant pain. He would think of a musical passage, tell Fenby, note-by-note, what he was thinking, and Fenby would write it down. Somehow the system worked, and some of the composer's most beautiful pieces were created this way.

Delius as I Knew Him book.

Eric William Fenby OBE (22 April 1906 – 18 February 1997) was an English composer, conductor, pianist, organist and teacher who is best known for being Frederick Delius's amanuensis from 1928 to 1934. He helped Delius realise a number of works that would not otherwise have been forthcoming. Fenby was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and as a youth took lessons in the piano, organ and cello. At the age of 12 he was appointed organist at Holy Trinity Church.

Delius As I Knew Him. By Eric Fenby.

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A Book by Eric Fenby

A Book by Eric Fenby. Delius (centre), Fenby (right) & Percy Grainger (left). Image: British Library Music Collection. So begins Eric Fenby’s 1936 Delius - As I Knew Him, which is both a loving memoir - and a chronicle of frustration and achievement - of the time the young Yorkshireman spent as Delius’s amanuensis (from 1928 to 1934, the year of Delius’ death) at the composer’s home in Grez-sur-Loing, France, at time when the composer was blind and paralysed. Eric Fenby, the young Yorkshire musician and budding composer, took on much more than he ever imagined when he effectively wrote Delius a fan letter in 1928.

An intimate portrait of Delius by the man who notated many of the disabled composer's last works. Author. Cambridge University Press, 1981. Includes 33 musical examples. 0521245346, 9780521245340.

Delius died in 1934 and Eric Fenby heeded Ernest Newman's advice not to wait but to write down his impressions at once. This he did and Delius As I Knew Him was published in 1936. In 1968 the book inspired Ken Russell's masterly film about the composer Song of Summer. In 1980, Delius and Fenby made an appearance in the song Delius by Kate Bush and subsequently their extraordinary story has influenced other artists too. Today Delius As I Knew Him remains one of the most remarkable books about a composer ever written. by Eric Fenby ~ Hardback. In stock with supplier.

Explore more by Eric Fenby. See all books by this author. 23% off. by Eric Fenby ~ Paperback, softback. Eric Fenby.

Sutton, Surrey: Severn House. London: Faber and Faber. March, Ivan, ed. (1993). The Penguin Guide to Opera on Compact Discs. London: Penguin Books. Redwood, Christopher (1976). A Delius Companion: A 70th birthday tribute to Eric Fenby. Reid, Charles (1961).

An intimate portrait of Delius by the man who notated many of the disabled composer's last works. Includes 33 musical examples.
Ubranzac
So far as I am aware, Eric Fenby's book is unique in the history of classical music, indeed, in the history of art. As every fan of Frederick Delius's music knows, Fenby, as a young man from Yorkshire, went to France and helped Delius (1862-1934) compose his final pieces. At the time Delius was blind, paralyzed and in constant pain. He would think of a musical passage , tell Fenby, note-by-note, what he was thinking, and Fenby would write it down. Somehow the system worked, and some of the composer's most beautiful pieces were created this way. For fans or students of Delius, this is the one essential book. For anyone trying to understand the mystery of artistic creation, Fenby's artless, simple, and yet profound little book can be illuminating.
Gardagar
As a lover of the music of Delius, I could only recommend that all those who love this composer's music should have this book as part of their reading collection.
Raelin
Have read other bios of Delius, but this is as close to that enigmatic, exasperating genius as you can get. Fenby is an excellent writer, as well as being (obviously) a very talented musician. I confess I was moved to tears at a couple of points in the book. Would also highly recommend Ken Russell's outstanding film, "Song of Summer," which was made from this book, with Fenby's collaboration.
Camper
This book met all my expectations. Clearly written by a person from an older generation, it is nonetheless indespensible as a source book on Delius, his approach to music, and his method of composing in his last, and failing, years.
The book is not new, and its value will already be known to most readers likely to be interested in it. They will not be disappointed.
Road.to sliver
When he learned that the famed composer Frederick Delius was blind and crippled but still wished to finish a number of musical pieces, the young English organist Eric Fenby offered to go to France and aid him. What happened was very unique. Fenby and Delius learned to work with another despite Delius' very strong personality and generally cranky attitude and differences over music, religion (Delis was a disciple of Nieztche while Fenby was a Christian) and outlooks on life. Fenby brings out the best in Delius and helped him complete his work.

Fenby offers a biographical sketch of Delius and leaves a strong impression of what the composer was like at the end of his life. He also offers a detailed description of how they worked together. Even though I have no background in music, I was able to follow this part of the book. Fenby also offers some ideas of what the place of Delius in history will be and one is surprised by how fair and detached he is.

For fans of Delius, this book is excellent. But it may be more rewarding for those wishing to understand the power of a genius as well. Still, it may be most rewarding for those struggling with loved ones in poor health or dying. As the composer's own "Songs of Sunset" and "Songs of Farewell" remind us, there is much beauty even in the twilight.

This is a book that reveals two great souls; Frederick Delius and Eric Fenby. There can be no better words of praise for a memoir.
Fomand
When he learned that the famed composer Frederick Delius was blind and crippled but still wished to finish a number of musical pieces, the young English organist Eric Fenby offered to go to France and aid him. What happened was very unique. Fenby and Delius learned to work with another despite Delius' very strong personality and generally cranky attitude and differences over music, religion (Delis was a disciple of Nieztche while Fenby was a Christian) and outlooks on life. Fenby brings out the best in Delius and helped him complete his work.

Fenby offers a biographical sketch of Delius and leaves a strong impression of what the composer was like at the end of his life. He also offers a detailed description of how they worked together. Even though I have no background in music, I was able to follow this part of the book. Fenby also offers some ideas of what the place of Delius in history will be and one is surprised by how fair and detached he is.

For fans of Delius, this book is excellent. But it may be more rewarding for those wishing to understand the power of a genius as well. Still, it may be most rewarding for those struggling with loved ones in poor health or dying. As the composer's own "Songs of Sunset" and "Songs of Farewell" remind us, there is much beauty even in the twilight.

This is a book that reveals two great souls; Frederick Delius and Eric Fenby. There can be no better words of praise for a memoir.
Crazy
When he learned that the famed composer Frederick Delius was blind and crippled but still wished to finish a number of musical pieces, the young English organist Eric Fenby offered to go to France and aid him. What happened was very unique. Fenby and Delius learned to work with another despite Delius' very strong personality and generally cranky attitude and differences over music, religion (Delis was a disciple of Nieztche while Fenby was a Christian) and outlooks on life. Fenby brings out the best in Delius and helped him complete his work.

Fenby offers a biographical sketch of Delius and leaves a strong impression of what the composer was like at the end of his life. He also offers a detailed description of how they worked together. Even though I have no background in music, I was able to follow this part of the book. Fenby also offers some ideas of what the place of Delius in history will be and one is surprised by how fair and detached he is.

For fans of Delius, this book is excellent. But it may be more rewarding for those wishing to understand the power of a genius as well. Still, it may be most rewarding for those struggling with loved ones in poor health or dying. As the composer's own "Songs of Sunset" and "Songs of Farewell" remind us, there is much beauty even in the twilight.

This is a book that reveals two great souls; Frederick Delius and Eric Fenby. There can be no better words of praise for a memoir.
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