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Fri 25 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: String Quartets – No 5 in B flat major, Op 104 (In Memoriam Joseph Joachim); No 8 in E minor, Op 167; Joachim: Romance for violin and piano, Op 2 No 1

Amazing to think that music of such palpable quality has suffered neglect for so long. The Fifth of Stanford's eight string quartets strikes me as a...

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Tue 08 Nov, 2016:
Stanford: Stabat Mater, Op 96; Song to the Soul, Op 97a; The Resurrection

Stanford aficionados and lovers of English choral music will want to add this attractive, warmly played, luminously sung recital to their collections....

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Tue 03 Nov, 2015:
Coleridge-Taylor: Clarinet Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 10; Somervell: Clarinet Quintet in G major; Walthew: A short Quintet in E flat major

The expressive clarinet is the anchoring focus of these amiable British works. All three composers on this disc have obviously had Brahms’s famous...

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Thu 07 May, 2015:
Benjamin: Violin Concerto; Moeran: Violin Concerto; Bax: Violin Concerto; Walton: Cello Concerto

Here's a fascinating twofer devoted to four rewarding 20th-century British concertos in (mono) BBC broadcasts from 1957-61, all of which were recorded...

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Fri 20 Mar, 2015:
Stanford: Piano Quartet No 1 in F major, Op 15; Piano Trio No 2 in G minor, Op 73

Of the two works here (both lasting around the half-hour mark) by the Dublin-born Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), the G minor Piano Trio is...

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Fri 17 Oct, 2014:
Stanford: Organ Works, Volume 2

One perhaps needs to be an enthusiast to appreciate Stanford's organ music; there are certainly some gems (such as the well-known Postlude in D minor,...

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Fri 07 Mar, 2014:
Clarion Call – Music for Septet and Octet: Michael Berkeley: Clarion Call and Gallop; Ferguson: Octet, Op 4; Casken: Blue Medusa; Charles Wood: Septet

Take my advice and make a bee-line to the captivatingly lyrical and consummately crafted 1933 Octet by Belfast-born Howard Ferguson (1908-1999) –...

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Mon 14 Oct, 2013:
Stanford: 25 Partsongs

Here’s an enterprising release that offers a different, pleasingly revealing perspective on Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924). Familiar as one...

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Wed 28 Aug, 2013:
I was glad: Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry

Here’s a milestone recording by any measurement you care to use. 'I was glad' marks the 100th CD from The King’s Consort and the debut of its new...

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Fri 24 May, 2013:
Stanford: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor; Variations on 'Down Among the Dead Men'

At the 1910 Leeds Festival Stanford partnered Rachmaninov in a performance of his Second Piano Concerto in C minor. The Irish composer admired the...

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