Charles Villiers Stanford (composer 1852-1924)

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Charles Villiers Stanford (composer 1852-1924)

Post by Lance » Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 am

Wikipedia information:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Villiers_Stanford

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Dutton 7350, 70:06, DDD
All World Premiere Recordings

• Concert Overture (1870)
• Violin Concerto in D Major (1875)
Sergey Levitin, violin
• Piano Concerto in B-flat Major (1873)
Leon McCawley, piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Martin Yates, conductor

Here is a fine composer from Ireland who was prolific, for sure. More and more of his music has appeared on a wide variety of CD labels, mostly the non-major ones. Stanford's repertoire is broad, and bridges the late Romantic period into the first 25 years of the 20th century. His output embraces solo piano music, concertos for several instruments, songs, religious works and a great deal for the symphony orchestra. This new CD states world premiere recordings. I did some checking and cannot locate other recordings of the same works shown hereon, which are all without opus numbers. I can only contend then Dutton's Epoch series label knows what they are talking about, and they also do an exemplary job in their presentations.

Just an announcement of this 2018-released CD. Will comment more upon a complete listening or two.
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Re: Charles Villiers Stanford (composer 1852-1924)

Post by diegobueno » Thu May 24, 2018 3:27 pm

I recently performed Stanford's Serenade in F major, op. 95. This is a nonet for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. It was written in 1905, and is in the usual four movements.

The texture is very full, especially in the first movement, so that part of the challenge of performing it was determining who has the important voices. Oftentimes the most awkward or difficult writing was accompanimental, which was a relief.

Overall it's a lovely piece, very effective and worth the effort of putting it together.

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Re: Charles Villiers Stanford (composer 1852-1924)

Post by Lance » Fri May 25, 2018 1:53 am

You should bring that to BINGHAMTON! I haven't heard anything around here performed live by Stanford.
diegobueno wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 3:27 pm
I recently performed Stanford's Serenade in F major, op. 95. This is a nonet for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello and bass. It was written in 1905, and is in the usual four movements.

The texture is very full, especially in the first movement, so that part of the challenge of performing it was determining who has the important voices. Oftentimes the most awkward or difficult writing was accompanimental, which was a relief.

Overall it's a lovely piece, very effective and worth the effort of putting it together.
Lance G. Hill
Editor-in-Chief
______________________________________________________

When she started to play, Mr. Steinway came down and personally
rubbed his name off the piano. [Speaking about pianist &*$#@+#]

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