View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of Gershwin Arrangements – More Gershwin on Discogs. Shop Finnissy: Gershwin Arrangements. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Sheet Music – £ – A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs. Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano.
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Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’.
The particular choices tinnissy here are naturally a little restricted by online availability. Academic Skip to main content. This wonderful disc has already become a firm favourite in my catalogue. Email required Address never made public. Notify me of new posts via email.
Contact rinnissy ian ianpace. I first found the score in the library of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music which, thanks to the presence of musicologist Richard Toop, had quite a substantial Finnissy collection. Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide.
Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of Gershwij to great critical acclaim.
Gershwin Arrangements – Michael Finnissy – Oxford University Press
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Thank you CBCarey twitter. Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing More Astaire and Ginger Rogers: InstrumentalPiano Periods: A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs.
Solo piano A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs. Pace is clearly so conversant with this music as to be a constituent part of it, while the deliberately dated piano sound and recording style is perfectly suited to this strange yet compelling music.
To say this album has been long-awaited is an understatement. Lucifer’s Banjo and other pieces Martin Butler. You are commenting using your WordPress.
The Gershwin songs that inspired Finnissy
He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. Finnissy avoided setting any of the songs which Gershwin had himself transcribed for piano, or which had been transcribed by Percy Grainger. As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach:. About 3 days ago. Blithe security is transformed into tense and upsetting ambiguity. In he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton. Later, at the Royal Academy of Music, I dedicated a lecture-recital and my Masters thesis to his approach to transcription and transformation, and have had the honour of collaborating with him on several new works.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It was one of a number of classic piano cycles by Finnissy, including his English Country-Tunes, and Verdi Transcriptions that got me hooked. As an arranger Finnissy is radical — as we should know from his own music. Skip to main content. Choose your country or region Close. The piano recording is delectable.
Basic Ragtime Michael Finnissy. The exercise is not only valid but musically stimulating. These versions are useful concert items at the very least.