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Frederick Delius

Delius, Frederick (1862–1934), English composer. He studied in Leipzig, where he met and was influenced by Edward Grieg. He is best known for orchestral pieces such as Florida (1886–87) and Brigg Fair (1907), and for tone poems such as Summer Night on the River (1911) and Sea Drift (1903). His best-known opera is A Village Romeo and Juliet (1907). In old age he became blind and paralyzed, but continued to compose by dictation.

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