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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Main website is at http: 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.

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. Notify me of new posts via email.

Fantastically satisfying music, brilliantly played; musicianship of the highest calibre. This disc is unique and remarkable. 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.


Finnissy, Michael – Gershwin Arrangements piano

The piano recording is delectable. You are commenting using your WordPress. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Using a Fazioli gershwon to re-create an old-fashioned sound, he plays them thoughtfully and beautifully. This item is printed to order.

So the stage is set on this CD for something special. Violin Sonata Michael Finnissy. The Gershwin Arrangements also seem to draw on memories of Gershwin and his friendship and frequent tennis matches with Arnold Schoenberg, blending and juxtaposing the styles of these composers.

Gershwin Arrangements piano

A large portion geeshwin 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. Track Listing Michael Finnissy: Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide.

September 12, Author: This disc deserves a place on the shelves of every serious collector. John the Baptist Michael Finnissy. Academic Skip to main content.


As Finnissy states, the inversion of mood in so many of these movements is central to his approach:. Solo piano A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs. Finnisy Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’. Michael Finnissy is one of the most chameleonic of British composers. A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs.

To say this album has been long-awaited is an understatement. Liturgy of Saint Paul Michael Finnissy.

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He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim. InstrumentalPiano Periods: