Synonymous with British music from the first half of the twentieth century, composer Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) left an unmistakable and inimitable footprint on the musical landscape of the era.
Resonus is pleased to present a stunning selection of his works featuring a stellar collaboration between the award-winning Finzi Quartet, baritone Marcus Farnsworth, clarinettist Robert Plane, and oboist Ruth Bolister.
With two of his works for string quartet – the early By Footpath and Stile, and the Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet – the recording also features four arrangements for string quartet by Christian Alexander, including the popular Five Bagatelles, recorded here for the first time.
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"this is a release of real quality...Soloists Marcus Farnsworth and Ruth Bolister excel in each work."