Frederdick Delius http://wrti.org en How Delius Fell in Love with Music in Florida http://wrti.org/post/how-delius-fell-love-music-florida <p><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 15px; ">On </span><strong style="font-size: 15px; ">Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection, March 9th at 5 pm</strong><span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); font-size: 15px; ">...The young Englishman watched the cigar smoke dance slowly as it dissipated into the hot, thick air. He was sitting on the porch of a cottage in an orange grove called Solano on a sleepy bank of a river named the St. Johns, a long, lazy waterway born in the southern marshes and in no hurry to creep up eastern Florida to lap, finally, into the Atlantic. St. Augustine was close by to the east, but 1884 St. Augustine was not yet a city, nowhere near a city, hardly a town. In this lonely grove by the river, in the wilderness of the Florida interior, St. Augustine could have been in Yorkshire, the young Englishman’s home, for all that.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">He lit another cigar. As the smoke melted, barely lifted by the St. Johns breeze, 22-year-old Fritz Delius was happy to be far from St. Augustine, far from Yorkshire, and as far from his father as he could be.</span><br> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:38:59 +0000 Kile Smith 5231 at http://wrti.org How Delius Fell in Love with Music in Florida