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DELICIOUS DELIUS
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The Delius Double Concerto is an amazing composition for violin and cello, all the more so for being largely neglected in this country.  The Double Concerto was written in 1915 for the famous English sisters May and Beatrice Harrison, violinist and cellist, respectively; Delius also wrote a cello concerto for Beatrice and a violin concerto for May.   One can imagine how thrilled Madalyn and Cicely were to have the opportunity to perform this very beautiful and richly complex work with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Schneider on September 27, 2008.  This performance was so enthusiastically received, one wonders why the Delius Double is not heard more often.