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FINNISSY:  FOLKLORE
MICHAEL FINNISSY (Piano)

One of Britain's most accomplished, celebrated and prolific composers, Michael Finnissy here plays a programme of works based on folk music from several countries.

For more music by Michael Finnissy on Metier and Divine Art visit the composer index.

CD DURATION:  63:46

AUDIO SAMPLE: Vieux Nöel




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tracks:
Folklore II
Three dukes went a-riding
My love is like a red red rose
How dear to me
Willow willow
Vieux Noël,  op. 59 no. 2
Australian Sea Shanty, set 2, no. 1
Australian Sea Shanty, set 2, no. 2
Polskie Tance, op. 32:
   no. 1 Kujawiak - Kozak
   no. 2 Kozak - Drobny
   no. 3 Kujawiak
   no. 4 Zbójnicki
Terekkeme
Lylyly li
Svatovac

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“This is a sublime and vigorously enthralling disc of folk-inspired works from one of the most important living composers… the beauty of the playing and the music are never in doubt.” - Christopher Dingle (BBC Music Magazine)
“Often euphonious music - an ideal introduction to one of Britain's most important avant-gardists.” - Andy Hamilton (Classic CD)
“ a programme of subtle and absorbing sounds. Michael Finnissy's piano style…[transforms] folkish melodies into evocative vistas of colour.” - David Breckbill (BBC Music Magazine)
“[Folklore II] is elusive music, and the other folk-based pieces are useful primers for the greater sophistication and subtlety of the larger works.” - Andrew Clements (The Guardian)
“This is the first of several Finnissy discs planned by Metier and a fair taster of his sound-world and aesthetic outlook.” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)