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The finest music I have kept till last. A Mass of Life, so much admired by Elgar, culled from Also sprach Zarathustra words by Nietzsche that probably had no special inspiration for Adolf Hitler. The first chorus of Part 2 opens with a blazing vitality similar to that beginning the work. The next chorus must be content with 'la, la' in alternation with 'ha, ha'. The orchestral introduction, though, bridges the gulf between the infinite depth of the world's understanding and the divine delirium of the dance [listen -- track 1, 3:01-4:23].

Copyright © 5 March 2003 Robert Anderson, London, UK

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Delius: Arabesk; Songs of Sunset

SOMM-BEECHAM 8 ADD Mono REISSUE 73'40" 2000 Lady Beecham and SOMM Recordings

Nancy Evans, soprano; Olga Haley, soprano; Dora Labbette, soprano; Roy Henderson, baritone; Redvers Llewellyn, baritone; London Select Choir; BBC Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor and piano

A Mass of Life - Prelude to part 2, No 3; An Arabesk; Songs of Sunset parts 1-7; Songs of Sunset part 8; Songs: Whither; The Violet; I Brasil; Klein Venevil; Le Ciel est par-dessus le toit; The Violet; Irmelin Rose; Twilight Fancies; Cradle Song; The Nightingale

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