Michael Finnissy's Verdi Transcriptions for Piano | University of Oxford

Michael Finnissy's Verdi Transcriptions for Piano

Jonathan Powell (piano)
19:30
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
Concerts
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Michael Finnissy
Verdi Transcriptions

Following the remarkable success of Michael Finnissy’s The History of Photography in Sound performed here at the JdP by Ian Pace in 2014, tonight’s concert features a definitive performance from JdP-featured-pianist Jonathan Powell of the same composer’s extraordinary Verdi Transcriptions. Composed over a period of thirty years and culminating in the powerful final transfiguration of Verdi’s Requiem Aeternam, the Verdi Transcriptions is one of Finnissy’s most powerful and satisfying works for solo piano.