By Footpath And Stile
Format: COMPACT DISC
Plane, Robert; Bolister, Ruth; Farnsworth, Marcus; Finzi Quartet
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. Along with two works for string quartet – the early 'By Footpath and Stile, and the Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet – four arrangements for string quartet by Christian Alexander, including the popular Five Bagatelles, are recorded here for the first time. Prize winners in the 2010 Royal Over Seas League Competition and the 5th Trondheim International String Quartet Competition in Norway, the Finzi Quartet has given recitals and made numerous festival appearances at major venues throughout the UK and Europe, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Auditorio Sony in Madrid.