Delius And Yorkshire

Delius was born in Bradford, but his Yorkshire roots appear very little in his music, and he was certainly keen to escape the family business, journeying to America and eventually to France, where he settled.

But the `North Country Sketches', written in 1913 and 1914, are an exception and evoke the landscape and atmosphere of the moors.

Lyndon Jenkins traces the connections between the music of the sketches and the feelings Delius had for his native Yorkshire.

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Delius was born in Bradford, but his Yorkshire roots appear very little in his music, and he was certainly keen to escape the family business, journeying to America and eventually to France, where he settled.

But the `North Country Sketches', written in 1913 and 1914, are an exception and evoke the landscape and atmosphere of the moors.

Lyndon Jenkins traces the connections between the music of the sketches and the feelings Delius had for his native Yorkshire.