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See all 5 reviews. And that is about as much as I can hear here although the music is precisely notated, the performer – the composer himself – doesn’t seem to be too obsessed about that, and for large parts of its duration this sounds to me like so much aimless hammering.

Michael Peter Finnissy Composer. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: But let us suppose that some critics did, indeed, take it seriously and reviewed it favorably. There is a sense of menace, of a logic trying to escape from its own increasing restrictions and becoming anarchic in the process, that is strongly conveyed by Finnissy’s scrupulously graded playing. Newman’s music is also simple in the strictly technical sense: On this disc, too, the instrument is well recorded.

The English Country Tunes didn’t give me anything, however, though I nevertheless felt compelled to sketch a review since I suspect I am far from alone in my assessment. So I see an expansive yet corrosive approach to the term “country” here, a country ravished by both wealth progression and poverty. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Judith Weir Composer Michael Finnissy pf. Finnissy is an ideal advocate of his own music, making it plain that its technical demands are not ends in themselves but the only means whereby so powerful an expressive display can convincingly be mounted; and tumes has the advantage of good sound, taken from a BBC recording of The famous Barraque sonata, for instance, leaves me nonplussed, even though I think I have an idea of what the composer was trying to achieve – to my ears, it could very well be a hoax, though from other listeners’ responses I realize that the problem is probably with me.

There are Eight Parts, here Eight ‘Tunes’ to render to discourse over and above their melodic content, enblish that is reduced toward the work’s agenda and Finnissy has an incredible piano vocabulary to summon to place and give voice to this ambitous structural agenda,it is one of story-telling to my mind,one that retains within itself all the relief and structural digressions possible.

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Finnissy’s vocabulary summons the extremes of expression from all registers of the piano while maintaining a deeply lyrical aesthetic. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

Anyone anticipating Graingerish essays in flamboyant folkishness will soon realize that they have been led up the garden path but, with luck, they won’t mind too much.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In the later stages Finnissy at last allows a more sustained and extreme opposition between an almost idealized quasi-nostalgia and an alarmingly protracted assault on the opposite ends of the all-accepting piano. Finnissy is often associated with the “New Complexity” school though he predictably and boringly rejects any such categorization.

But there are avant-garde music I simply do not “get”. Chris Newman Composer Michael Finnissy pf. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. But there remains a certain Satie-esque spirit in the association of such evocative labels with such uncompromising music.

Judith Weir’s compositions have what many listeners will sense as a more traditional balance between directness and elaboration than the rest of the music on this disc. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There are no interludes,or post-ludes for instance, none are required,then a spotting of modernity then comes full throttle,no ornaments of durational planning.

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Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Finnissy’s intent here was the dialogue of extremes to reveal how both worlds, both work together under one leaf,it is a predictable agenda yet one that still works and renders new discoveries. Write a customer review.

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