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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
Quality   320kbps
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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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Review By Paolo Bertoli,Naxos,October 2008


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Review By Julian Haylock,Classic FM,July 2008

Stanford’s Symphony No.3 is more notable for its dreamy lyricism than its symphonic muscle, but the resplendent Sixth Symphony is a blazing triumph from start to finish.




Review By David Denton, Naxos,May 2008

Though born in Dublin, Charles Villiers Stanford was of English parentage and went back to England as a student at Cambridge University where, instead of studying law as his father intended, he chose a career in music.

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