Thursday, September 27, 2012

Naxos CD of Baritone Leon Williams Not Listed Among New Releases at Frederick Delius Website

[Leon Williams and Naxos 8.572764]

The following is the text of an email to The Delius Society in the United Kingdom:

On September 25, 2012 AfriClassical posted: “Baritone Leon Williams on Naxos CD of Music of Delius, With The Florida Orchestra, Released September 25, 2012.”

We note that the website of The Delius Society and The Delius Trust at features an extensive list of recordings issued during the 150th Anniversary Year of Frederick Delius (1862-1934). Henry Adams of the Florida Orchestra writes in a press release of September 25, 2012:

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) releases a recording of music by Frederick Delius, their first on the Naxos label (Catalog No. 8572764). The music includes English composer Frederick Delius’ Sea Drift and Appalachia: Variations on an Old Slave Song both of which feature baritone Leon Williams and The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay conducted by Stefan Sanderling.”

The New Releases page of the Delius website, lists a great number of recordings devoted entirely or in part to compositions of Frederick Delius. Several CDs on the list have been issued on Naxos, the leading classical music label which also released The Florida Orchestra's disc.

We respectfully suggest that the Naxos CD which features baritone Leon Williams, Naxos 8.572764 (2012), be added to the New Releases page promptly.

William J. Zick

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