Finzi, Gerald

(b London, 14 July 1901; d Oxford, 27 Sept 1956). English composer. The son of a shipbroker, he was educated privately, and studied music with Ernest Farrar (1915-16) then, when Farrar joined the army, with Edward Bairstow at York (1917-22). Continue reading “Finzi, Gerald”

Loreena McKennitt

I have found Loreena McKennitt’s music to be unbelievably soothing. I stumbled onto her music after watching Mists of Avalon, a made-for-television movie about the characters from stories of King Arthur. It was the rich celtic sounds that she incorporated into her music, not to mention her haunting voice, that so lured me into listening to her music for days on end. I took a look around the internet recently and found that she’d published her own introduction at her private recording label’s website, Quinlan Road. I’ve included that article here for your enjoyment. Continue reading “Loreena McKennitt”