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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. December 16, at 3: Track Listing Michael Finnissy: Everything is beautifully played too.


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Finnissy, Michael – Gershwin Arrangements piano

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. Later, at the Xrrangements 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.

Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. 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.

Finnissy: Gershwin Arrangements

Contact e-mail ian ianpace. September 12, Author: The Verdi that inspired Finnissy Desiring Progress says: How long has this been going on? Welcome visitor, please log in or create an account optional. 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. Academic Skip to main content.


September 12, at 8: He is a member of Ensemble Offspring, and has performed contemporary concerti with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta. 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.

This wonderful disc has already become a firm favourite in my catalogue. Michael Finnissy’s ‘Gershwin Arrangements’. You are commenting using your WordPress. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Solo piano A collection of reflections, variations, and meditations upon some favourite Gershwin songs.

Finnissy avoided setting any of the songs which Gershwin had himself transcribed for piano, or which had been transcribed by Percy Grainger.