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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Third String Quartet Michael Finnissy.

Gershwin Arrangements

About 3 days ago. Outside Fort Tregantle Michael Finnissy. These are magical moments. This disc is unique and remarkable.

Layers of 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.

Gershwin Arrangements piano

This wonderful disc has already become a firm favourite in my catalogue. Finnissy’s idiomatic and virtuosic piano writing The song tunes drift hazily in and out of the music.

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The Gershwin songs that inspired Finnissy | Desiring Progress

More Astaire and Ginger Rogers: This site uses cookies. 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. My Account Shopping Basket Checkout. Things are looking up A foggy day Love is here to stay They can’t take that away from me Shall we dance? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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50 Things: Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’ | British Music Collection

Finnissy avoided setting any of the songs which Gershwin had himself transcribed for piano, or which had arrangementz transcribed by Percy Grainger. Violin Sonata Michael Finnissy. John the Baptist Michael Finnissy.

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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. About an hour ago. You are commenting using your WordPress. InstrumentalPiano Periods: This disc deserves a place on the shelves of every serious collector.

Academic Skip to main content. 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 some or all of the music, and also for various films. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim. The Verdi that inspired Finnissy Desiring Progress says: Liturgy of Saint Paul Michael Finnissy.

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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. I thought I would post links to recordings of each of the songs in the two sets as a point of reference, in the same order.

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Items which are printed to order are normally despatched and charged within days. These versions are useful concert items at the very least. Solo piano A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Finnissu songs.

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