Eric Fenby

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Birthday
22, 1906
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 18, 1997 (90)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1906
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 18, 1997 (90)

About

Composer Frederick Delius' amanuensis from 1928 until 1934. He contributed a great deal of vision to Delius' work.

Before Fame

He was appointed organist at Holy Trinity Church when he was 12. He was a largely self-taught composer.

Trivia

His time with Delius was fraught with tension, given Delius' mercurial personality and their personal religious differences. He served as Delius' nurse as the composer's life faded away and accompanied his body back to England.

Family Life

He married Rowena Marshall in 1944.

Associated With

He and Delius' relationship was dramatized for the 1968 BBC production "Songs of Summer," which was produced and directed by Ken Russell.