Gerald Finzi

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Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 – 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best known as a choral composer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his concertos for cello and clarinet.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Bax: Mater ora filium / I Sing of a Maiden / This Worldes Joie / Finzi: Magnificat / God Is Gone Up / Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice Sir Arnold Bax, Gerald Finzi; King's College Choir, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury 1
1986 Finzi: Cello Concerto / Leighton: Suite "Veris Gratia" Gerald Finzi, Kenneth Leighton; Raphael Wallfisch, George Caird, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
1987 Love's Labours Lost Suite / Clarinet Concerto / Prelude / Romance Gerald Finzi; Alan Hacker, William Boughton, English String Orchestra 1
1989 Intimations of Immortality / Grand Fantasia & Toccata Gerald Finzi; Philip Langridge, Philip Fowke, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hickox 1
1990 Earth and Air and Rain Gerald Finzi; Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe, Clifford Benson 1
1990 Choral Works Gerald Finzi; The Finzi Singers, Harry Bicket, Paul Spicer 1
1991 For St. Cecilia / Dies Natalis Gerald Finzi 1
2001 Violin Concerto / Prelude / Romance / In Years Defaced Gerald Finzi; City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, Tasmin Little, John Mark Ainsley 1
2001 Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice and other choral works (Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge, feat. conductor: Christopher Robinson, organ: Christopher Whitton) Gerald Finzi 1
2001 Cello Concerto / Grand Fantasia and Toccata / Eclogue Gerald Finzi; Timothy Hugh, Peter Donohoe, Northern Sinfonia, Howard Griffiths 1
2001 English String Miniatures, Volume 3 Carlo Martelli, Gerald Finzi, Gustav Holst, William Blezard, Michael Hurd, Haydn Wood, Bruce Montgomery; Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones 1
2005 The English Song Series, Volume 12: I Said to Love / Let Us Garlands Bring / Before and After Summer Gerald Finzi; Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside 1
2006 Hear my Prayer: Hymns and Anthems Elgar, Stanford, Finzi, Howells, Purcell; Karina Gauvin, Matthew Larkin, Choir of St John's, Elora, Noel Edison 1
2006 The English Song Series, Volume 15: Earth and Air and Rain / By Footpath and Stile / To a Poet Finzi; Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside, Sacconi Quartet 1
2007 The English Song Series, Volume 16: A Young Man's Exhortation / Till Earth Outwears / Oh Fair to See Gerald Finzi; John Mark Ainsley, Iain Burnside 1
2008 Dies natalis / Farewell to Arms / Two Sonnets Gerald Finzi; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, David Hill 1
2008 Reflections: Clarinet Concertos Gerald Finzi, Graham Fitkin, Carl Davis; David Campbell 1
2012 Britten: Serenade for tenor horn and strings; Finzi: Dies Natalis Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi; Mark Padmore & Britten Sinfonia 1
2013 Works for Chorus and Orchestra Britten, Finzi, Holst; City of London Sinfonia, The Britten Singers, Richard Hickox, John Mark Ainsley, Stephen Varcoe 1
2016 British Clarinet Concertos, Volume 2 Britten, Mathias, Finzi, Cooke; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Michael Collins 1
Clarinet Concertos Gerald Finzi, Aaron Copland; Northern Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford, George MacDonald 1
Concerto in C Minor / Five Bagatelles / Three Soliloquies from "Love's Labour Lost" (Northern Sinfonia Chorus feat. conductor: Howard Griffiths) Gerald Finzi 1
Moeran / Finzi (Northern Sinfonia of England, Richard Hickox) Ernest John Moeran & Gerald Finzi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Finzi: Clarinet Concerto / Five Bagatelles / Ashmore: Four Seasons / Greensleeves Gerald Finzi, Lawrence Ashmore; Richard Stoltzman, Guildhall String Ensemble 1
1993 An English Suite Finzi, Parry, Bridge; English String Orchestra, William Boughton, Martin Jones 1
2001 Cello Concertos Finzi, Leighton; Raphael Wallfisch 1
2006 Violin and Cello Concertos Gerald Finzi; Tasmin Little, Raphael Wallfisch, City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley 1
2014 British String Concertos Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Finzi, Hoddinott, Maconchy, Busch, Fricker, Moeran, Gerhard, Banks, Rubbra, Morgan 1
British Composers: Vaughan Williams / Finzi / Holst Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Holst; Sir David Willcocks, Stephen Cleobury, Richard Hickox, Sir Adrian Boult 1

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