Gerald Finzi: 'To Joy' | Marianne Lihannah (Mezzo Soprano) | Pete Rosser (Piano)




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Published on Jul 29, 2014

This is a video clip from the mezzo soprano Marianne Lihannah's ATCL diploma concert in singing for Trinity College London. She is accompanied by the pianist Pete Rosser.
This song comes from the period of Finzi's life where he set to music any poem containing his wife's name 'Joy'.
However, 'To Joy' is a sad and moving story of the poet Edmund Blunden's baby - also called 'Joy' - who was lost to death.

This magnificent song - which meant a lot to Finzi - evokes a wintry landscape of the soul.

Many thanks to Josephine Finzi for sending me the wonderful signed photo of Finzi, so that I could use it for this video.

Hope you enjoy listening - some background noises from the audience is heard!

All the best
Marianne Lihannah



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