Gerald Finzi

Gerald Finzi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gerald Raphael Finzi (14 July 1901 - 27 September 1956) was a British composer. Finzi is best-known as a song-writer, but also wrote in other genres. Large-scale compositions by Finzi include the cantata Dies natalis for solo voice and string orchestra, and his two orchestral concertos for cello and clarinet.Born in London, son of John Abraham (Jack) Finzi (of Italian Jewish descent) and Eliza Emma (Lizzie) Leverson (daughter of Montague Leverson, of German Jewish descent), Finzi nevertheless became one of the most characteristically "English" composers of his generation. Despite being an agnostic, he wrote some inspired and imposing Christian choral music. Finzi's father, a successful shipbroker, died when his son was seven. Gerald was educated privately. During World War I the family settled in Harrogate, and Gerald began to study music at Christ Church, High Harrogate under Ernest Farrar - whose death at the Western Front affected him deeply.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • United States
  • English
  • 613582807X
  • 9786135828078