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STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Nos. 2 and 5)


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– David Lloyd-Jones talks to Jeremy Siepmann

STANFORD: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Nos. 2 and 5)

Of the British composers to have emerged immediately before Elgar, the most significant were Sir Hubert Parry and Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Central to Stanford’s achievement are the seven symphonies covering the greater part of his career. Although they remain well within the stylistic orbit of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, these accomplished works are marked by resourceful and often subtle orchestration. Symphony No. 2, ‘Elegiac’, completed in 1880, seems to have no overt elegiac intent, although it is prefaced by a quotation from Tennyson’s In Memoriam. Symphony No. 5 was inspired by Milton’s poems L’Allegro and Il Penseroso, lines from which are included in the score, and reprinted in the booklet accompanying this recording.

Stanford, Charles Villiers

  Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, "Elegiac"
1.   I. Allegro appassionato 00:10:20
2.   II. Lento espressivo 00:09:04
3.   III. Scherzo: Allegro con fuoco 00:04:30
4.   IV. Adagio - Allegro 00:10:51
  Symphony No. 5 in D Major, Op. 56, "L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso"
5.   I. Allegro moderato 00:09:43
6.   II. Allegretto grazioso 00:06:28
7.   III. Andante molto tranquillo 00:10:42
8.   IV. Allegro molto 00:12:53

Total Playing Time: 01:14:31

Stanford, Charles Villiers

Lloyd-Jones, David

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570289

Barcode: 0747313028979

Physical Release: 10/2007

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