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STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 3 (Nos. 3 and 6)

Composer(s)Stanford, Charles Villiers
Artist(s) Lloyd-Jones, David, Conductor • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.570355
Label Naxos
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Completed in 1887, Stanford’s ‘Irish’ Symphony enjoyed immediate and widespread success, continuing to be played well into the twentieth century. The ‘Irish’ subtitle indicates its frequent deployment of folk-tunes as melodic material, although the work never strays far from the Austro-German symphonic tradition. The 1905 Sixth Symphony, by contrast, received only two hearings before succumbing to an eighty-year oblivion. The subtitle, ‘In honour of the life-work of a great artist: George Frederick Watts’, is important: Watts (1817-1904) was among the most lauded British artists of his era and Stanford’s work, if not overtly programmatic, was influenced by instances of Watt’s legacy – for example

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STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 3 (Nos. 3 and 6) 1:20:19   
  Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Op. 94, "In Memoriam G.F. Watts"          
      I. Allegro con brio 8:10       
      II. Adagio e molto espressivo 14:03       
      III. Scherzo and Trio: Presto - 4:52       
      IV. Moderato e maestoso 10:18       
  Symphony No. 3 in F minor, Op. 28, "Irish"          
      I. Allegro moderato 12:40       
      II. Allegro molto vivace 6:58       
      III. Andante con moto 12:00       
      IV. Finale: Allegro moderato con fuoco 11:18       
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