One of Britain’s most accomplished, celebrated and prolific composers, Michael Finnissy here plays a programme of works based on folk music from several countries.
“This is the first of several Finnissy discs planned by Metier and a fair taster of his sound-world and aesthetic outlook.”
“ ...a programme of subtle and absorbing sounds. Michael Finnissy’s piano style…[transforms] folkish melodies into evocative vistas of colour.”
“[Folklore II] is elusive music, and the other folk-based pieces are useful primers for the greater sophistication and subtlety of the larger works.”
“This is a sublime and vigorously enthralling disc of folk-inspired works from one of the most important living composers… the beauty of the playing and the music are never in doubt.”