Biography of Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)

  Portrait of composer Gerald Finzi
Kindly provided by Jo Finzi
14.07.1901
Born in London
1908
His father dies, he moves with his mother to Harrogate (Yorkshire)
Studies composition with Ernest Farrar and Edward Bairstow
1926
Returns to London and continues studies with RO Morris
1930
Lectorship for composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London
1933
Freelance composer
1951
Diagnosis of Hodgkins disease (Leukaemia)
27.09.1956
Dies in Oxford

CDs with/from Gerald Finzi

Paul Rhodes, Kenneth Smith
The Reed of Pan (1993)
British Flute Music - Volume three
  1. Granville Bantock: Pagan Poem (05:14:00)
  2. William Mathias: Sonatina:
  3. I. Allegro (02:04:00)
  4. II. Andante cantabile (03:54:00)
  5. III. Allegro vivace (01:38:00)
  6. Eugene Goossens: The Breath of Ney (02:59:00)
  7. Kenneth Leighton: Serenade in C:
  8. I. Romanza (04:26:00)
  9. II. Scherzo (02:50:00)
  10. III. Pastorale (05:01:00)
  11. Howard Blake: Elegy (06:54:00)
  12. Gerald Finzi: Five Bagatelles:
  13. Prelude (03:35:00)
  14. Romanza (04:31:00)
  15. Carol (02:00:00)
  16. Forlana (02:42:00)
  17. Fughetta (02:10:00)
  18. Cyril Scott: Lotus Land (06:02:00)
  19. William Lloyd Webber: Mulberry Cottage (02:07:00)
  20. Edwin York Bowen: Sonata Op. 120:
  21. I. Allegro non troppo (08:43:00)
  22. II. Andante piacevole (04:35:00)
  23. III. Allegro con fuoco (04:36:00)
Auch diese Werke sind bei uns wenig bekannt. Es lohnt sich, mal über den Ärmelkanal zu lauschen. Wirklich schöne Musik.
Last edit 27.09.2013