GERALD FINZI (1901-1956): Elegy for Violin and Piano, Op. 22, Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet, Op. 21, Prelude and Fugue for String Trio, Op. 24, Introit for Violin and Piano (arr. Howard Ferguson [1908-1999]), Romance for String Quartet, 5 Bagatelles for Clarinet and String Quartet (both arr. Christian Alexander [b.1964]), Diabelleries - Variations on “Oh! Where’s my little basket gone?” for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Percussion and Strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams [1872-1958], Howard Ferguson, Alan Rawsthorne [1905-1971], Elisabeth Lutyens [1906-1983], Elizabeth Maconchy [1907-1994], Grace Williams [1906-1977], Gordon Jacob [1895-1984] and Finzi (World Premiere Recording).
Catalogue Number: 07R043
Reference: 903 1894-6
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Finzi lovers will be delighted with this new release not only for the gorgeous clarinet-quintet adaptation of the piano Bagatelles by the Finzi scholar Christian Alexander (who completed his Requiem da camera for a Naxos recording we offered last November [11Q006]) but also for the first recording of the Dibelleries of 1956 in which Finzi contributed a characteristic Forlana (Ferguson’s is a Waltz, Lutyens’ a Canonic Interlude and Maconchy’s a Con passione - the rest are untitled) to a 14-minute work any Anglophile will enjoy. Cologne Chamber Soloists.