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Author: Stephen Banfield
ISBN: 0571248470
Subcategory: Music
Pages 594 pages
Publisher Faber and Faber; Main edition (September 23, 2009)
Language English
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by Stephen Banfield


Who was Gerald Finzi? It is a more important question than it might initially seem for Stephen Banfield in his .

Who was Gerald Finzi? It is a more important question than it might initially seem for Stephen Banfield in his recent biography of the English composer. The author asks it as part of an attempt to evaluate Finzi's cultural identity as well as artistic attainment in a life that was too short but filled with significant music.

Stephen David Banfield (born 1951) is a musicologist, music historian and retired academic. Gerald Finzi: An English Composer (Faber and Faber, 1997). Jerome Kern, Yale Broadway Masters (Yale University Press, 2006). The Sounds of Stonehenge (Archaeopress, 2009).

The ury British composer Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) is recognized largely for several song cycles, setting texts from a wide selection English poets, including Thomas Traherne, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Christina Rossetti, . .

The ury British composer Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) is recognized largely for several song cycles, setting texts from a wide selection English poets, including Thomas Traherne, William Shakespeare, John Milton, Christina Rossetti, Thomas Hardy, Robert Bridges and Edmund Blunden. However, his oeuvre includes well-regarded concerti for clarinet and cello, choral works, works for string orchestra, and chamber music.

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Items related to Gerald Finzi: An English Composer. Banfield, Stephen Gerald Finzi: An English Composer. ISBN 13: 9780571195985. Gerald Finzi: An English Composer. Finzi's ambiguous relationship with his craft, his affluent and intellectual family, and his struggles with his Jewishness lent a mysterious and troubled quality to his life and work that, through the course of this challenging biography, invite us to question the notions of Englishness that he both so cherished and represented.

Stephen Banfield is currently Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol

Stephen Banfield is currently Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol. From 1992 to 2003 he was Elgar Professor of Music at the University of Birmingham. Country of Publication.

Gerald Finzi: An English Composer (Paperback) he earns the most heartfelt gratitude

Gerald Finzi: An English Composer (Paperback). Stephen Banfield (author). Paperback 594 Pages, Published: 22/01/2009 he earns the most heartfelt gratitude. So, it should be added, do his publishers.

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I have a hunch that music-lovers all over the world, who consider themselves well-versed in the kind of twentieth-century music that does not offend them, have not heard of the English composer Gerald Finzi. Who is this biography of Finzi.

SIDELIGHTS: Stephen Banfield's book Gerald Finzi: An English Composer analyzes the musical works of Finzi, who lived from 1901 to 1956. Historically speaking, Finzi came after Edward Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and the other composers who were responsible for the so-called English renaissance. To their innovations, Finzi added the more modern elements of atonality and dissonance. He set to music many poems by Thomas Hardy and the ode "Intimations of Immortality," by William Wordsworth.

The music of Gerald Finzi, whose popularity has recently enjoyed a great resurgence, is rooted in the tradition of Elgar, Parry, Vaughan Williams and those composers of the early part of this century for whom song writing was a principal means of expression. While retaining a general picture of the modest, quintessentially English composer, Stephen Banfield's stylish, witty and acute biography reveals Finzi as a more complex and engaged figure than he is often given credit for. Finzi's ambiguous relationship with his craft, his affluent and intellectually stimulating family background and his Jewishness lend a mysterious and troubled quality to his life and work, and ultimately invite us to question the notions of Englishness he represents. 'In this outstanding study, Stephen Banfield remarks that although Finzi's output and influence were those of a minor composer, "something about his profile, the way he went about his job, the breadth of his thought, the depths of his personality and its impact on others, in short his individuality, always suggested something greater." Thus it is that Finzi, with a relatively small output, now receives a 571-page biography in which the author brings to bear the full weight and authority of analytical scholarship. Is he worth it? Banfield compels one to answer yes.' Michael Kennedy, BBC Music Magazine 'Stephen Banfield's long-needed and doubly welcome book does all that a good life-and-works study should do ... he earns the most heartfelt gratitude. So, it should be added, do his publishers.' Musical Times