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STANFORD: Clarinet Sonata / Piano Trio No. 3 / 2 Fantasies

Composer(s):Stanford, Charles Villiers
Artist(s)
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570416
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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At the height of his career Sir Charles Stanford held a leading position in British music, not only as a teacher of many of the most important composers of the new generation, but as one of the most significant British composers – the other was Sir Hubert Parry – to have emerged immediately before Elgar. Chiefly remembered today for his Irish Rhapsodies, Seven Symphonies and Clarinet Concerto, Stanford composed many chamber works, including several for clarinet written in what might be described as a ‘Brahmsian’ idiom. The Piano Trio No. 3, the last of three which span Stanford’s mature career, was written as a tribute to friends lost in the First World War.


   




Review By David Denton,Naxos,August 2007

While Edward Elgar's music was largely responsible for the renaissance of British music around the world, it did equally generate the widely held belief that nothing of value had been produced there in the previous two centuries. It is only in recent years, and with the help of the recording industry, that the thought has been laid to rest, Sir Charles Villiers Stanford among those now taking their rightful place among the nation's finest composers. By birth he was Irish, his English parents at the time living in Dublin, though his education took him to Cambridge University where, instead of studying law as his father intended, he chose a career in music. In his teenage years he was a highly regarded organist, but turned to composition and moved to study in Leipzig and

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