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Delius as I knew him (Eric Fenby, 1936) 

Japanese translation by Midori Komachi 

Artes Publishing

One of the most affecting true story in the history of music, Fenby's memoir expresses in extensive detail of his collaboration with the English composer Frederick Delius (1862 -1934). Delius suffered in pain, as he became paralyzed and blind towards the end of his life, no longer able to compose. Fenby, then a young composer in Yorkshire, travels to Delius's residence in France, and offers his help to complete the composer's works by dictation.

 

Through the countless struggles, Fenby worked with Delius to complete many masterpieces including A Song of Summer, Songs of Farewell and Violin Sonata No.3.

 

This book has been one of the most important resources in the research of Frederick Delius, and subsequently inspired many works - including Ken Russell's BBC film Song of Summer (1968) and a song by Kate Bush, entitled 'Delius'.

 

This Japanese translation by Midori Komachi became the first ever biographical publication on Delius in Japan. Since this publication in 2017, this book has been featured widely on the national press, such as the Nikkei, Sankei and selected as 'Book of the Week' on Mainichi Newspaper. 

Articles

 

Delius Society Journal
April 2014 Issue
 
Delius: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1
 Read the article



Spirited Magazine, UK

Winter 2014-15 Issue

Book Review: Delius and his Music by P.Guinery & M.Lee-Browne

 

CD Liner Notes

 

The Courtaulds' Music Collection 

-Samuel and Elizabeth Courtauld's musical legacy

 

Compilation Album: Masters of Impressionism (KING RECORDS) in collaboration with the Courtuald Exhibition ('19-'20) in Japan. 


Biographies and programme notes of works by Rebecca Clarke, Gordon Jacob, E.J.Moeran, Alan Rawsthorne

 

Album: Warp & Weft (EM Records) 


Delius and Gauguin

 

Album: Colours of the Heart (MusiKaleido Records) 


Studio 18 (Japan)

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