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Delius’ A Mass of Life awarded Choc of the Year by Classica magazine

November 27, 2012

Hot on the heels of its nomination in the choral category of the 2013 ICMA Awards, Delius’ A Mass of Life bags yet another prestigious recognition as winner of Choc of the Year award by French magazine Classica.

The Naxos recording by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of David Hill has been amassing accolades since its release last June, including Fanfare Want List, Choc de Classica, Clef du Mois and WETA CD Pick of the Week. Critics have praised it highly, saying:

clockwise from top-left: Wyn-Rogers, Kennedy, Opie, Hill, BSO

‘This is a must for any Delius Liebhaber and, with the added bonus of the late Prelude and Idyll, a marvelous starting point for anyone new to Delius’ unique but compelling art.’ – Gramophone Choice, Gramophone

‘a stirring and perceptive interpretation of [Delius’] work.’ – CD of the Week, Daily Telegraph (UK)

‘splendid modern sound, a thrilling choir and orchestra, and, in David Hill…a conductor no less devoted to Delius than his more celebrated predecessor’ – CD of the Week, The Sunday Times, London

Congratulations to the artists and to everyone involved with the recording!

Catherine Wyn-Rogers Biography & Discography

Andrew Kennedy Biography & Discography

Alan Opie Biography & Discography

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Biography & Discography

David Hill Biography & Discography

Frederick Delius Biography & Discography


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