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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Sax Music MSV Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing 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. Basic Ragtime Michael Finnissy.

This disc is unique and remarkable. The song tunes drift hazily in and out of the music. Here though is a very special album of music that was available some years ago for a very limited period. About an hour ago. November 29, at 3: You are gershwinn using your WordPress.

The Gershwin songs that inspired Finnissy

John the Baptist Michael Finnissy. A large portion of his oeuvre draws on music from the past, both canonic and obscure, subsuming them to create works that are both excitingly fresh and inextricably linked to music history. As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach: Contact e-mail ian ianpace.

The twenty-three pieces in question plus a few early versions are all derived from different Gershwin songs, generally from the musical comedies and revues for which he wrote gershwon or all of the music, and also for various films.


Using a Fazioli piano to re-create an old-fashioned sound, he plays them thoughtfully and beautifully. Notify me of new posts via email. How long has this been going on? Layers arrangementx melody, voluptuous harmony, and intellectually challenging counterpoint entrap the listener into a wholly original and exciting sound world, nevertheless remarkably approachable for a late 20th century composition.

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Headlong – a best solo CD. After a 14 year gap, Peter Seivewright has completed the 4th installment in his projected survey of the complete sonatas of Baldassare Galuppi. December 16, at 3: This disc deserves a place on the shelves of every serious collector.

As an arranger Finnissy is radical — as we should know from his own music. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here About 3 days ago.

Track Listing Michael Finnissy: The exercise is not only valid but musically stimulating. Main website is at http: By turns virtuosic and contemplative, they are given an incandescent performance by Ian Pace. 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.

Academic Skip to main content. They’re writing songs of love, but not for me Fidgety feet Embraceable you Waiting for the sun to come out Innocent ingenue baby Blah, blah, blah Boy wanted. Later, at the Royal Academy of Music, I dedicated a lecture-recital and my Masters thesis gdrshwin his approach to transcription and transformation, and have had the honour of collaborating with him on several new works.


Third String Quartet Michael Finnissy. To say this album has been long-awaited is finnixsy understatement. More Astaire and Ginger Rogers: He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies.

Finnissy, Michael – Gershwin Arrangements piano

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. Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’. About 2 days ago. As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach:. He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, and has performed contemporary concerti with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.

Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim. Email required Address never made public.

Index of articles Desiring Progress says: How long has this been going on? These versions are useful concert items at the very least.