Mark Limacher /dɒtkɔm/

General Music, etc. Philosophy, etc.

Janne.

Finnissy“Michael Finnissy’s Janne takes inspiration from another composer, though in the case of Sibelius the symphony orchestra was already bread and butter. The genesis of this commission is intriguing: Finnissy wanted to ‘wrestle with the Sibelian way of writing’ hoping that ‘it might be fun to do an imaginary portrait of the child Sibelius, violin in hand, wondering what he was going to be when he grew up.’ He says that the result is like a painting by Barnett Newman, a piece of abstract expressionism in a number of panels, each containing one basic type of texture and music that continues throughout that panel.1

  1.  “New Works at the Proms That Some Would Rather Dernière than Première.”The Spectator. 11 July 2015. Web. <http://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/07/new-works-at-the-proms-that-some-would-rather-derniere-than-premiere/>.

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