Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July – 27 September ) was a British composer. Finzi is . Of Finzi’s few chamber works, only the Five Bagatelles for clarinet and piano have survived in the regular repertoire. Finzi had a long friendship with. As so often with Finzi, the Five Bagatelles were written over a considerable number of years. They were completed during World War II, in free moments.
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Infollowing an excursion near Gloucester with Vaughan WilliamsFinzi developed shinglesprobably as a bagztelles of immune suppression caused by Hodgkin’s disease. His ashes were scattered on May Hill near Gloucester in The last piece, Fughetta, well what can i say!! Biographies refer to him subsequently developing chickenpoxwhich developed into a “severe brain inflammation “. This was never finished or given a title, but after his death his publisher gave two of the individual movements names and published them as the separate works Eclogue and Grand Fantasia and Toccata.
Finzi’s younger son Nigel was a successful violinist, and worked closely with their mother in promoting his father’s music. The second piece Romance, is indeed romantic, it is slow and melancholic, and in some ways emotional – i could just drift off to sleep when i play it!
Includes separate piano accompaniment sheet. The third piece, Carol is a lovely piece for the clarinettist of grade 3 standard [ABRSM], the piano introduction is very welcoming and has the “listen” factor, this piece also sounds more complicated than it actually is!
Nevertheless, in the spring and summer of he grabbed the moment for a burst of composition before he was drafted to work in the Ministry of War Fibe that July.
5 Bagatelles, Op.23 (Finzi, Gerald)
Home Composers Catalogue Detail. Certainly this tender, lilting music seems worlds away from the lively Venetian folk dance which is the origin of the word.
This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Includes separate piano accompaniment sheet. He died soon afterwards, aged 55, in the Radcliffe InfirmaryOxford, the first performance of his Cello Concerto on the radio having been given the night before.
Subscribe to our email newsletters. Concerto for Clarinet in A K. Trinity College London Clarinet It lay dormant gagatelles over a decade until Finzi took the melody up again for this bagatelle. The third piece, Carol is a lovely piece for the clarinettist of grade 3 standard [ABRSM], the piano introduction is very welcoming and has the “listen” factor, this piece also sounds more complicated than it actually is! List of compositions by Gerald Finzi.
Gerald Finzi – Wikipedia
Click on a grade to view the full syllabus. The first piece, the Prelude, has an exciting edge to it, the way the piano starts playing in a lively way to start off the suite, and then the clarinet enters, and at the end it finishes with a fantastic trill and hits a “D” up of middle “C”, it sounds fantastic.
InFinzi learned that he was suffering from the then incurable Hodgkin’s disease and had at most ten years to live. This product includes pieces featured in grade exams. Something of his feelings after this revelation is probably reflected in the agonized first movement of his Cello ConcertoFinzi’s last major work, although its second movement, originally intended as a musical portrait of his wife, is more serene. What this probably means, in modern medical language, is that the shingles developed into disseminated shingleswhich resembled chickenpox, and was complicated by encephalitis.
During these formative years he also suffered the loss of all three of his brothers. The second piece Romance, is indeed romantic, it is slow and melancholic, and in some ways emotional – i could just drift off to sleep when i play it!
Gerald Finzi (Lawrence Ashmore) – Five Bagatelles
bagatells Finzi is best known as a choral composer, but also wrote in other genres. Views Read Edit View history. Finzi had a long friendship with the composer Howard Ferguson who, as well as offering advice on his works during his life, helped with the editing of several of Finzi’s posthumous works.
Inat the suggestion of Adrian BoultFinzi took a course in counterpoint with R. Boydell Press,p. By now, Finzi’s works were being performed frequently at the Three Choirs Festival and elsewhere. After Farrar’s death, Finzi studied privately at York Minster with the organist and choirmaster Edward Bairstowa strict teacher compared to Farrar.
He also finzii a violin concerto which was performed in London under the baton of Vaughan Williams, but was not satisfied with it and withdrew the two outer movements; the surviving middle movement is called Introit. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his concertos for cello and clarinet.
This product includes pieces featured in grade exams. The fourth piece Forlana is a very bagztelles serene piece, lke the second piece Romance, it is very romantic and very peaceful. University of St Andrews.
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Finzi never felt at home in the city and, having married the artist Joyce Blacksettled with her in BagatelllesWiltshirewhere he devoted himself to composing and apple-growing, saving a number of rare English apple varieties from extinction.