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Gerald Raphael Finzi (1901-1956) was an English composer, whose popularity has increased considerably in the years since his death.

Born on 14th July 1901 in London, the son of an Italian Jewish father and a German Jewish mother, Finzi nevertheless became one of the most characteristically English composers of his generation. Despite being an agnostic, he wrote some inspired and imposing Christian choral music.

Finzi's father, a successful shipbroker, died when his son was seven. Gerald was educated privately. During… read more

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  • Gerald Finzi was born in London, the son of John Abraham (Jack) Finzi (of Italian Jewish descent) and Eliza Emma (Lizzie) Leverson (daughter of Montague Leverson,[1] of German Jewish descent). Finzi became one of the most characteristically "English" composers of his generation. Despite being an agnostic, he wrote some inspired and imposing Christian choral music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9wNAJ3jJw4
  • Complete works of Finzi in one Spotify playlist:) http://www.spotifyclassical.com/2010/04/guest-playlist-gerald-finzis-complete.html
  • His unfinished piano concerto "Eclogue" is a world heritage!!
  • The clarinet concerto may be popular due to how few of them there are around, but even if the competition was more fierce it'd still be incredible.

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