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for flute, bass clarinet, and piano WAM is an investigation of Mozart - it uses hundreds of slightly altered fragments of, or parodies of, his music - and, instead of assembling them as he might if he were composing, allows them to float by rather as he might if he were daydreaming. Finnissy is making a point about the way we listen to music two hundred years after its composition - usually without a sense of the adventure of putting it together from scratch.
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  • Sheet music | 32 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 125g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193564610
  • 9780193564619

About Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence to the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra. In
1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton.
Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim.
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