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GERALD
FINLEY
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KG 0005
Faure - Requiem/ Cantique de Jean Racine/ Messe Basse
OD 1235
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.
6 Romances, Op. 62a / Annie Laurie / Suite on Verses of Michelangelo, Op. 145a (Finley, Helsinki Philharmonic, T. Sanderling)
NI 6264
Richard Blackford - Voices of Exile
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BIOGRAPHY

The Canadian baritone Gerald Finley began singing as a chorister in Ottawa, Canada, and continued his musical studies in the UK at the Royal College of Music, King’s College, Cambridge and the National Opera Studio. He has subsequently become one of the leading singers and dramatic interpreters of his generation, performing to critical acclaim at major opera houses and concert halls in a wide variety of repertoire. His collaborations with leading conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink, Antonio Pappano, Alan Gilbert and Sir Simon Rattle have formed part of a flourishing career. In opera, his work has been founded on Mozart and Handel, but he has also created numerous leading roles, among them J. Robert Oppenheimer in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and Harry Heegan in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s The Silver Tassie. He works and records regularly as a recitalist with the pianist Julius Drake. His DVDs of Britten’s Owen Wingrave and Saariaho’s L’Amour de loin have been highly praised. For Chandos, Gerald Finley has recorded Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony and the title role in The Pilgrim’s Progress, and he was the soloist, under Richard Hickox, in the recording of Stanford’s Songs of the Sea and Songs of the Fleet which won the Editor’s Choice and Choral categories at the 2006 Gramophone Awards.

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ANNI 0030
Milestones
30 Years of Chandos

Chandos has plenty to celebrate as it reaches its thirtieth anniversary. A bumper box includes some landmarks in the firm’s histo...
CG 0106
Christmas Night

"In the field of Christmas CDs, Christmas Night shines brightest of all."
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CHAN 0757
Purcell
Dido and Aeneas

“The care and love that has gone into this recording shines out from the very first notes.” “… All the cast, ...

CHAN 10568
Within a Dream
A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox (1948-2008)

“A much-loved musician is fondly remembered and a Foundation launched.”...

CHAN 10570
Elgar
Crown of India/ Imperial March/ Coronation March

“… the work contains much fine music. Payne has expertly rebuilt the orchestral parts, lo...

CHAN 3167
Great Operatic Arias, Volume 22
Gerald Finley

“…Altogether this is a thoroughly enjoyable recital, which I strongly recommend… Chandos sco...

CHAN 5043
Stanford
Songs of the Fleet/ Songs of the Sea/ A Ballad of the Fleet

"Stanford’s sea songs are magnificently sung here by Gerald Finley, with sple...

CHAN 5047
Vaughan Williams
Overture to 'The Wasps'/ A Sea Symphony

…the account of “A Sea Symphony” was little short of a triumph....