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Gerald Finzi

A modest yet fine English composer was Gerald Finzi, born in London on 14 July 1901. He studied there and subsequently taught at the Royal Academy of Music. Particularly drawn to the voice, there's a substantial legacy of songs and choral works, all of which show an English musical line of descent. He died in Oxford on 27 September 1956.

A selection of M&V articles about Gerald Finzi

Ensemble. Exuberance in Reserve - A wide-ranging programme from Christopher Stripp and Lucy Colquhoun, heard by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Tension and Restlessness - More Britten, with Finzi and Holst, from Derby Bach Choir, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Powerfully Expressive - Holst, Howells, Finzi and Liszt from the Derwent Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Fascinatingly Varied - The Eblana String Trio and David Curington at Derby Chamber Music, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Top Class Musicianship - Roderic Dunnett visits Gloucester for the 2010 Three Choirs Festival

CD Spotlight. Fifty Years - Celebrating Lyrita's recordings of British music, by George Balcombe. '... a meticulous reproduction of orchestral sound ...'

CD Spotlight. Mice in the Manger - A selection of Christmas music, enjoyed by George Balcombe. '... an amazing collection.'

Bizarre Perception - Alistair Hinton discusses a recent article on English music by David Hamilton

Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival

Ensemble. An Eloquent Performance - Music from the Richard Roddis Singers and the Helix Ensemble, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Record Box. Fresh and Inspired - Gerald Finzi's 'Dies natalis' rewards Patric Standford

Ensemble. Nicely Caught - A song recital by Richard Roddis and Clive Pollard, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Points of Contact - Choral music by Britten and Finzi from the Derwent Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Record Box. Enterprising Recordings - Music for piano and orchestra, reviewed by Patric Standford

Lasting friendships - Roderic Dunnett looks back to a glorious weekend celebrating Gerald Finzi and English Song in Ludlow with the Finzi Friends, and hopes for another next year

CD Spotlight. Interlinking resonances - A song recital by Malena Ernman, reviewed by Robert Hugill. '... lively and charmingly refreshing ...'

Ensemble. Coming home - The Pablo Casals Cello Competition, reported by Tess Crebbin

John Russell FRCM (1916-1990) - A personal memoir of a friend and teacher, with reference to his friendship with Gerald Finzi, by Adrian Williams

Subtle colours - Malcolm Miller reports on a choice programme of English choral music in London

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