INTROIT The Music of Gerald Finzi

INTROIT
The Music of Gerald Finzi

Amy Dickinson · Nicholas Fleury
Thomas Gould · Tom Poster
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon
Int. Release 04 Mar. 2016
1 CD / Download
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トラック・リスト

Gerald Raphael Finzi (1901 - 1956)
Lo, the full, final sacrifice, Op.26

Dies Natalis, Op.8

Amy Dickson, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

3.
1:43

Nicolas Fleury, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Love's Labour's Lost, Op.28

Love's Labours Lost

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon, Amy Dickson

9.
8:35

Thomas Gould, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Amy Dickson, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

11.
4:30

12.
7:35

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

13.
4:07

Amy Dickson, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Dies Natalis, Op.8

14.
5:26

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Amy Dickson, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

17.
11:05

Tom Poster, Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

再生時間合計 1:16:40

. . . [this disc] catches the full flavour or Finzi, from the dynamic energy of songs such as "Rollicum-Rorum" and "Who is Silvia?" to the pastoral beauty of "The Salutation" . . . [it] opens beautifully with Paul Mealor's extended and enriched version of the ravishing final "Amen" from Finzi's "Lo, the full, final sacrifice" . . . [each of the album's new arrangements] offers fresh perspectives on the lyrical warmth of Finzi's music.

. . . new arrangements by such as Paul Mealor and Mike Sheppard seem to preserve a quintessentially British sensibility . . . ["Rollicum-Rorum"] conveys a sense of rustic English whimsy, while his "Who is Silvia?" likewise embodies the kind of village-green and home-fires spirit so highly prized in wartime, when it was first performed.

. . . [Finzi] had the wonderful knack of capturing the essence of the English countryside in his music. This album spreads its net widely over a whole range of works, employing the talents of some exceptional musicians, including the violinist Thomas Gould and the saxophonist Amy Dickson. Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra he founded, are first class, playing arrangements specially commissioned from some of the country's best arrangers by the Finzi Trust -- the "guardians" of this wonderful repertoire.

. . . an enticing package . . . The artwork is beautiful, and with two youthful and widely admired soloists on board - pianist Tom Poster in the "Eclogue" and violinist Thomas Gould in the "Introit" -- there's a lot here to enjoy . . . Collon and the Aurora Orchestra play this music with genuine freshness. Phrases are expressively moulded, inner parts nurtured and long lines beautifully sustained, with a lively attention to detail that pays real dividends . . . And listen to the violins' ascent from 2 '20" onwards in "A Severn Rhapsody" to hear just how much ardour these players can generate . . . [the recording] is warm with a slight bloom that suits this music well . . . this feels like chamber music -- a good sign in this most thoughtful of composers . . . The arrangements are tasteful, the soloists eloquent.

. . . lissom performances of Finzi's pastoral miniatures "Prelude", "Romance", and "A Severn Rhapsody", and conductor Nicholas Collon shapes the "Three Soliloquies" from "Love's Labours Lost" with winning pliancy. Thomas Gould is the songful soloist in "Introit" . . . and pianist Tom Poster floats beguilingly through "Ecologue" . . .