Interview between Ian Pace and Michael Finnissy on English Country Tunes, February 2009Posted: December 3, 2014 Filed under: Music - General, New Music | Tags: english country-tunes, ian pace, michael finnissy 2 Comments
The following is an interview I did with composer Michael Finnissy just before a performance I gave of his notorious piano cycle English Country-Tunes in February 2009, connected to a Finnissy festival organised jointly between Plymouth University and Dartington College. It was published in the journal Notations, Volume 1: Music and Evolution (February 2009).
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