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Write a customer review. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Share your thoughts with other customers. Michael Finnissy – piano Conductor: 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.

It would make me an easy victim of a hoax. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Finnissy is often associated with the “New Complexity” school though he predictably and boringly rejects dinnissy such categorization. See All Buying Options.

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Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Finnissy’s thnes music is most arresting when least committed to avant-garde routines: The tunes identified by Finnissy’s titles—”Green meadows”, ”The seeds of love”, and so on—might ultimately be revealed if every one of the layers of transformation were stripped away.

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Please try again later. But I have a minor concluding moan. See all customer images. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But there are avant-garde music I simply do not “get”.


Audio CD Verified Purchase. So I see an expansive yet corrosive approach to the term “country” here, a country ravished by both wealth progression and poverty.

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Michael FINNISSY: English Country-Tunes

On this disc, too, the instrument is well recorded. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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 he has the advantage of good sound, taken from a BBC recording of Coujtry Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Le repos sur le lit. There are Eight Parts, here Eight ‘Tunes’ to render to discourse over and above their melodic content, here 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: English Country Tunes

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Get to Know Us. Weighing in at a continuous 53 minutes, English Country-Tunes eglish ambitious and exciting, while betraying a degree of compositional inexperience or willfulness in establishing so quickly its essential strategy of contrasts between ‘thick’ and ‘thin’ musics.

When I listen to works by, say, Stockhausen or Lachenmann I have no doubt about their greatness and significance. Many have also pointed out that the music itself is like a journey where the start and stop points are less important than the digressions and side paths the journey opens up for. 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.

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Newman’s music is also simple in the strictly ifnnissy sense: Finnissy has a romantic demeanor to his music that reflects on places, past and present people, past and present, and objects,schools of discourse, tunes,mind tujes fits of nature, icons and images from the natural world. Showing of 5 reviews.