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Gerald Finzi: 15 facts about the Great Composer
During the 1930s, Finzi's fully mature composing style developed, notably the cantata Dies natalis (1939). The Second World War delayed Finzi’s work gaining recognition; Dies Natalis was supposed to be performed at the 1939 Three Choirs Festival, but the Festival was cancelled and the first performance was a modest affair at the Wigmore Hall the following year.