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STANFORD, C.V.: Piano Quartet No. 2 / Piano Trio No. 1 / Legend / Irish Fantasies (Gould Piano Trio)


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STANFORD, C.V.: Piano Quartet No. 2 / Piano Trio No. 1 / Legend / Irish Fantasies (Gould Piano Trio)

Stanford’s chamber music occupies an important position in his oeuvre. The Piano Trio No. 1 was dedicated to the great Hans von Bülow and is an impressively large-scaled and lyrical work, exuding both elegance and vigour. The Piano Quartet No. 2 was revived by the Gould Trio after long neglect in 2010. It too is an exceptional work, melodically profuse, including folkloric elements and balancing its clement and turbulent aspects with utter assurance. The violin pieces supply appealing qualities of tuneful playfulness. The Gould Trio’s recording of Stanford’s Piano Trio No. 3 [8.570416] was “welcomed with open arms” (Gramophone).

Stanford, Charles Villiers

  Piano Trio No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 35
1.   I. Allegro grazioso 00:10:29
2.   II. Allegretto con moto 00:04:20
3.   III. Tempo di menuetto ma molto moderato 00:07:57
4.   IV. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco 00:08:57
5.   Legend 00:05:32
  6 Irish Fantasies, Op. 54 (excerpts)
6.   No. 3. Jig: Allegretto 00:05:37
7.   No. 5. Hush Song: Larghetto 00:06:45
  Piano Quartet No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 133
8.   I. Andante - Allegro moderato 00:10:28
9.   II. Adagio 00:07:58
10.   III. Scherzo: Allegro 00:04:35
11.   IV. Allegro molto moderato 00:07:10

Total Playing Time: 01:19:48

Stanford, Charles Villiers

Gould Piano Trio

Adams, David; Frith, Benjamin; Gould, Lucy

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572452

Barcode: 747313245277

Physical Release: 07/2011

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