Gerald Finley

Recordings, some on CD, some on MP3




Bach--Cantata No.61: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Advent), BWV61
Werner Güra Tenor, Concentus Musicus Wien--Orchestra, Christine Schäfer Soprano, Gerald Finley Bass, Arnold Schoenberg Chor Chorus/Choir, Nikolaus Harnoncourt Conductor
Gerald Finley sings the one-minute recitative "Siehe, ich stehe vor der Tür und klopfe an"

CD, release date 8 December 2009


CD, release date 4 January 2010


Songs of Samuel Barber

Gerald Finley, baritone; Julius Drake, piano

" Samuel Barber's songs, some of the finest of the twentieth century, are short, pithy and varied, and this gripping release from Hyperion brings together many of the composer's finest works in the medium."--Dave Paxton,

"The Canadian baritone . . . lends his plush, consistently focused baritone to 27 songs by one of the most out American composers of the 20th century. For anyone who, like me, finds Barber's vocal compositions the most rewarding of all his music, the disc will come as a treasure."--Tim Pfaff, Bay Area Reporter

". . . Finley sings well but often seems to lack understanding of the idiom, especially when compared to [Thomas] Hampson."--Steven Ritter,


BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9 ("Choral")

Twyla Robinson, soprano; Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano; John MacMaster, tenor; Gerald Finley, bass. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Bernard Haitink conducting. (LSO Live)

David Patrick Stearns writes for that "in the choral finale, the disc is almost worth its price for bass soloist Gerald Finley, since nobody sings these crabbed vocal lines with more clarity and meaning."


Blackford: Songs of Exile

John Blow: Venus & Adonis


BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem

"Among the soloists is Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, whose Herr, lehre doch mich is probably the finest rendition of that grave aria available."--Richard Todd, The Ottawa Citizen


BRITTEN: Songs & Proverbs of William Blake



War Requiem. Christine Brewer, Anthony Dean Griffey, Gerald Finley, London Philharmonic Choir / Kurt Masur, Neville Creed. London Philharmonic Orchestra 2cds

label: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero

Elgar: The Crown of India

Fauré: Requiem

Handel: Messiah [Hybrid SACD]


Handel/Mozart: Timotheus

Harbison: Symphony no. 5

Ives: Romanzo di Central Park

"The astonishing range Ives exhibits in the 30 songs on the disc--some comic, others serious--is astonishing. Finley, in even better voice than on the Barber CD, and Drake, relishing Ives' complexities, dig deep into them all."--Tim Pfaff, Bay Area Reporter

"More than any other performers on disc, Finley and Drake establish these songs, with all their quirks and flights of fantasy, among the most important of the 20th century in any language."--Andrew Clements, The Guardian

"Un disque brillant." - Christophe Huss,

Liszt: Complete songs volume 3

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Mozart: Così fan tutte


Mozart: Don Giovanni / Dawson, Ainsley, Finley (as Masetto), Halgrimson, Miles, A. Schmidt (as Don Giovanni), Yurisich; Norrington

Mozart: Don Giovanni / Roger Norrington,

Mozart: Requiem

  Handel/Mozart: Timotheus

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, with Sarah Connolly

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, with Lynne Dawson


Purcell: The Indian Queen


Ravel: Songs

Rossini: Guillaume Tell

The John Rutter Christmas Album

Schubert: Winterreise



Schumann: Dichterliebe and other Heine settings

"Grotesquerie, beauty, irony, sentimentality and overwhelming passion mingle to breathtaking effect in Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley's all-Schumann disc Dichterliebe & Other Heine Settings (Hyperion)."--Warwick Thompson,

Schumann: Liederkreis

Shostakovich songs


Stanford - Songs of the Sea; The Revenge; Songs of the Fleet [SACD]
~ Charles Villiers Stanford


Mark-Anthony Turnage: The Silver Tassie

Verdi: Otello

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg









The Ballad Singer

Great Operatic Arias, in English

Songs of travel

Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Derek Holman, and Benjamin Britten

Gerald Finley, Stephen Ralls is under the strange impression that the Songs of Travel were written by Maurice Ravel.

Wigmore Hall Live

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