Delius: Ken Russell's Song of Summer

United Kingdom, 1968

Film
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Based on Eric Fenby’s book, “Delius As I Knew Him”, Russell’s film follows the events of the five bizarre years Fenby spent in France assisting the aging composer when he was paralysed and almost totally blind. The Delius household proved to be a law unto itself but was an environment where some of the composer’s greatest works were created, including “A Song of Summer”. After the death of Delius, Fenby went on to become Professor of Harmony at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Credits

producer/director

Ken Russell

production company

BBC

Language

English

Duration

01:12:00:00

Colour

Black and White

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