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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #60 on: August 24, 2020, 07:08:17 AM »



Booklet to the above new recording is here

https://www.naxosmusiclibrary.com/sharedfiles/booklets/SIG/booklet-SIGCD624.pdf
This is an interesting recording, I think; Finnissy effortlessly switching between Renaissance-era-but-with-something-not-quite-right and dissonant modern styles.

Not sure I'd listen to the whole of it in one session again, but there's plenty to enjoy here.
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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2020, 07:45:00 AM »
This is an interesting recording, I think; Finnissy effortlessly switching between Renaissance-era-but-with-something-not-quite-right and dissonant modern styles.

Not sure I'd listen to the whole of it in one session again, but there's plenty to enjoy here.

This is also in that style and I think rather good -- I need more time to concentrate on the new recording before commenting.

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2020, 12:08:51 PM »
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Fifth political Agenda, a piano piece, very nice IMO. Preceded by an interview.
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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2021, 10:46:37 AM »


Concert recording of Folklore II from Eve Egoyan, fluid and mystical, rapt. Recommended.


https://eveegoyan.bandcamp.com/track/folklore-ii-by-michael-finnissy-performed-by-eve-egoyan-live-concert-recording
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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2021, 11:49:03 AM »
That's a good one.

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2021, 12:24:25 PM »
That's a good one.

I think I shall listen to some more of Eve Egoyan.
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Happy 75th Birthday, Michael Finnissy
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2021, 06:52:45 AM »
Michael Finnissy turns 75 today. Over the years, his works have given me much pleasure, from his massive The History of Photography in Sound (1995-2001), to his arrangements of English country tunes and Gershwin. Below, Ian Pace in "A Foggy Day (In London Town)," with beautiful black-and-white film footage of old London.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJP_DoaCoA

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2021, 08:44:55 AM »
More Finnissy to celebrate his birthday: Snowdrift (1972) performed by Mari Kawamura, June 20, 2019 at Jordan Hall, Boston, at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice. He's been quite prolific, writing for all types of forces, but his solo piano output might be my favorite of all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnaDm4iWUDY

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #68 on: March 19, 2021, 07:53:01 AM »
Extraordinarily beautiful: "O, Schöner Mai," the second of Finnissy's three J. Strauss waltz arrangements from 1967 (rev. 1989), written for Nic Hodges. (Not sure if Nic is the uncredited pianist here.) In any case, always fun to follow along with the score, scarcely 3 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGVy3oslDg

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2021, 09:09:21 AM »
Extraordinarily beautiful: "O, Schöner Mai," the second of Finnissy's three J. Strauss waltz arrangements from 1967 (rev. 1989), written for Nic Hodges. (Not sure if Nic is the uncredited pianist here.) In any case, always fun to follow along with the score, scarcely 3 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjGVy3oslDg

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Whoever's playing there it's not Eve Egoyan, who, as far as I know, is the only one who's made a commercial recording of it.
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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2021, 10:16:42 AM »
Whoever's playing there it's not Eve Egoyan, who, as far as I know, is the only one who's made a commercial recording of it.

I found the email for the poster, Richard Hering in the UK, and have written him! Stay tuned.

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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2021, 12:58:49 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/sLr6KjQWUvE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/sLr6KjQWUvE</a>

Transcription of Folklore II by Akihiko Matsumoto. Nice! And not uninteresting to compare with Finnissy’s performance of the original.
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Re: Finnissy's Wake
« Reply #72 on: June 26, 2021, 02:06:20 AM »
FInnissy playing English Country Tunes and someone dancing

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