Stanford - Piano Trio No.2, Piano Quartet No.1

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Stanford - Piano Trio No.2, Piano Quartet No.1

David Adams (viola), Gould Piano Trio

£4.95

For those who still associate Charles Villiers Stanford exclusively with his sacred music, the survey of his Piano Trios on Naxos by the excellent Gould Piano Trio provides a compelling corrective. This third volume completes the series, featuring the Second Piano Trio (1899) coupled with the First Piano Quartet of 1879.Both works bear the hallmark of Stanford's years of study in Berlin and Leipzig in the mid-1870s, when he counted the great Joseph Joachim as his mentor. This is music of rich high-Romanticism in a classical vein, with the spirit of Brahms never fa... read more

For those who still associate Charles Villiers Stanford exclusively with his sacred music, the survey of his Piano Trios on Naxos by the excellent Gould Piano Trio provid... read more

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