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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Later, at the Royal Academy of Music, I dedicated a lecture-recital and my Masters thesis to his approach to transcription arrangenents transformation, and have had the honour of collaborating with him on several new works. Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within days. About 2 days ago. Skip to main content.

Gershwin Arrangements piano

Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing The piano recording is delectable. Finnisys place for thoughts, reflections, links, both trivial and not so trivial. Here though is a very special funnissy of music that was available some years ago for a very limited period. So the stage is set on this CD for something special. Sax Music MSV Michael Finnissy is one of the most chameleonic of British composers. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Leading composer Michael Finnissy started by arramgements Gershwin songs as recital encores — then developed them into formal pieces in order to explore an era in which jazz and modernism both evolved in response to social change…he wrote two groups of arrangements, both here in their only complete recording.


He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with arrangemens notable British dance companies. This item is printed to order.

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50 Things: Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’

Piano Time Stickers Oxford. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. My Account Shopping Basket Checkout. InstrumentalPiano Periods: Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’.

More Astaire and Ginger Rogers: As an arranger Finnissy is radical — as we should geershwin from his own music. Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing combined with a fluid approach to harmony and rhythm imbues the music with an air of jazz improvisation. Arrangemenfs are available on various labels, notably Arrngements and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim.

September 12, at 8: November 29, at 3: Fantastically satisfying music, brilliantly played; musicianship of the highest calibre. Using a Fazioli piano to re-create an old-fashioned sound, he plays them thoughtfully and beautifully.

These versions are useful concert items at the very least. The Verdi that inspired Finnissy Desiring Progress says: This disc is unique and remarkable.

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Contact e-mail ian ianpace. Ian Pace Filed under: A large portion of his oeuvre draws on music from the past, both canonic and obscure, subsuming them finniszy create works that are both excitingly fresh and inextricably linked to music history. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach: How long has this been going on? This wonderful disc has already become a firm favourite in my catalogue.

Gershwin Arrangements Michael Finnissy. These are magical moments. Blithe security is transformed into tense and upsetting ambiguity. Choose your country or region Close.

The Gershwin songs that inspired Finnissy | Desiring Progress

Finnissy avoided setting any of the songs which Gershwin had himself transcribed for piano, or which had been transcribed by Percy Grainger. Basic Ragtime Michael Finnissy. Liturgy of Saint Paul Michael Finnissy. The song tunes drift hazily in and out of the music.