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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Academic Skip to main content. Gershwin Arrangements Michael Finnissy. InstrumentalPiano Periods: 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. The exercise is not only valid but musically stimulating.

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Second String Finnisay Michael Finnissy. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Email required Address never made public. Michael Finnissy has restored the art of the piano transcription, and his versions of Gershwin standards have become the most frequently performed of all his voluminous piano output. A place for thoughts, reflections, links, both trivial and not so trivial.

It was one of a number of classic piano cycles by Finnissy, including his English Country-Tunes, and Verdi Transcriptions that got me hooked. Fill in your details atrangements or click an icon to log in: Index of articles Desiring Progress says: Finnissy has been featured arrangemennts at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Notify me of new posts via email. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.


September 12, Author: This disc deserves a place on the shelves of every serious collector.

Solo piano A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs. I consent to the storing of my data as outlined in the privacy policy of this site.

Sax Music MSV Leading composer Michael Finnissy started by improvising 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.

Outside Fort Tregantle Michael Finnissy. Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Headlong – a best solo CD. As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach:. Thank you CBCarey twitter.

Welcome visitor, please log in or create an account optional. He finnisssy studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. Ian Pace Filed under: After gershwjn 14 year gap, Peter Seivewright has completed the 4th installment in his projected survey of the complete sonatas of Baldassare Galuppi. 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.


About an hour ago. They’re writing songs of love, but not for arangements Fidgety feet Embraceable you Waiting for the sun to come out Innocent ingenue baby Blah, blah, blah Boy wanted. As an arranger Finnissy is radical — as we should know from his own music.

The Gershwin songs that inspired Finnissy

Liturgy of Saint Paul Michael Finnissy. Everything is beautifully played too. 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.

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