Gerald Finzi. Bagatelles (5) for clarinet & piano, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. : Five Bagatelles, Op. Clarinet in B-flat and Piano with online audio of performance and (): Gerald Finzi: Books. A staple of standard clarinet literature, this suite appears on various state high school contest solo repertory lists. Contents: I. Prelude · II. Romance · III. Carol · IV.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to abgatelles the site fully. Fughetta Approximate duration is 14 minutes. This concerto thus received only its second performance in and its first recording is now on Chandos.

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Interlude View record and artist details Record and Artist Details. He was an amazing British composer.

Finzi is best known as a choral composer, but also wrote in other genres. Finzi and his wife catalogued and bgaatelles Gurney’s works for publication. The B section is approached with a ritardando moltofollowed by a change of both the key and the meter.

FINZI Five Bagatelles. Diabelleries. Interlude

Inat the suggestion of Adrian BoultFinzi took a course in counterpoint with R. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The Reed Of Pan: Bagatellew Press,p.

June Learn how and when to remove this template message. Skip to main content. He also explores plenty of key signatures and meters. This bagatellee suite of short movements is now a cornerstone of the clarinet repertoire for players of all ages.


Music Spotlight: “Five Bagatelles” by Gerald Finzi

Do yourself a favor and listen to some of his work! For voice and orchestra he composed the above-mentioned Dies natalisand the pacifist Farewell to Arms The fourth piece Forlana is a very peaceful serene piece, lke the second piece Romance, it is very romantic and very peaceful.

Much slower than the first movement half the tempo, in factthis Andante tranquillo in ABA form seems finzu depict a lover dreamily contemplating the complex emotions that are often felt when one falls in love. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. The second piece Romance, is indeed romantic, it is slow and melancholic, and in some ways emotional – i could just drift off to sleep when i play it!

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The final movement, Fughetta, is vigorous and witty, if not a textbook model of counterpoint. The last piece, Fughetta, well what can i say!!

Marked with long phrases as is typical of Finzithe timbres of the different clarinet registers are highlighted here by the repeat of the first long phrase one octave lower. The outbreak of World War II delayed the first performance of Dies natalis at the Three Choirs Festivalan event that could have established Finzi as a major composer.

I might have since he did right some violin pieces. The miniscule Carol that follows begins with a light but foursquare rhythm that soon proves to be more flexible, bringing interest to the very simple melody the tune was written for the children of fellow composer Herbert Howells.

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Plenty of accidentals, dynamics, and varied articulations will keep you on your toes. The interplay between the piano and the clarinet is absolutely perfect.

Finzi never felt at home in the city and, having married the artist Joyce Blacksettled with her in AldbourneWiltshirewhere he devoted himself to composing and apple-growing, saving a number of rare English apple varieties from extinction. The Fughetta Allegro vivace undoubtedly provided the lively finale that Boosey wanted. Rhythmically, it is not difficult, but rethinking the lines because of where they lie in the meter becomes necessary; this, along with fiinzi key explorations, is why the music is so interesting.

In the Finzis moved to Ashmansworth in Hampshirewhere he founded the Newbury String Playersan amateur chamber orchestra bagwtelles he conducted until his death, reviving eighteenth century string music as well as giving premieres of works by his contemporaries, and offering chances of performance for talented young musicians such as Julian Bream and Kenneth Leighton.

Composed by Rinzi Finzi Never the clarinet though. You may expect this movement to end with a bang, much as it started, but Finzi does quite the opposite.