Author Topic: The Gardens of Finzi  (Read 992 times)

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Offline vandermolen

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Re: The Gardens of Finzi
« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2018, 08:06:43 AM »
Interesting. He was blessed with crystal clear diction.

I do not have "In Terra Pax". Will look out for the work.

In Terra Pax is a lovely work to play at Christmas. There are several recordings.
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Re: The Gardens of Finzi
« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2018, 11:50:34 AM »
Finzi’s Romance for string orchestra is possibly one of the most heart-rendingly beautiful pieces of music I know. It deserves to be heard just as often as, say, VW’s Tallis Fantasia and Barber’s Adagio.
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Re: The Gardens of Finzi
« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2018, 05:29:34 PM »
Love his music. He was related to the Italian-Jewish family featured in the Garden of the Finzi-Continis. In Terra Pax is a favourite although 'Dies Natalis' is his masterpiece I think. The Boult, Lyrita CD is my favourite for his shorter works:



I have always wondered about that, but thought it was just a coincidence. A truly wonderful movie.

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Re: The Gardens of Finzi
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2018, 02:09:40 AM »
I have always wondered about that, but thought it was just a coincidence. A truly wonderful movie.
Finzi is an Italian-Jewish name apparently. I must re-visit that film.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).