The Art-Music Forum
October 16, 2021, 01:50:24 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: A place to discover and discuss a wide range of composers and music (both familiar and forgotten), recordings, broadcasts, books and art. Register, contribute and explore!
  Home Help Search Gallery Staff List Login Register  

Stanford on Somm

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Stanford on Somm  (Read 90 times)
Level 7

Times thanked: 79
Offline Offline

Posts: 1935

Frederic Cowen (1852-1935)

View Profile
« on: July 23, 2021, 01:39:07 pm »

The cycle of string quartets (plus the two string quintets) is unreservedly welcome.

As for the partsongs, while of course any disc that introduces new Stanford to CD has to be welcomed, I had the feeling that an opportunity had been missed. I wrote about all this at (perhaps too great) length when the disc came out - - so I will only repeat my disappointment at the cherry-picking selection and higgledy-piggledy order, and note that, when an alternative performance exists (not necessarily currently available), it is often preferable.

That's a brilliant and highly informative survey, thanks Chris. Yes, I would prefer groups of pieces such as the Elizabethan Pastorals to be recorded in toto across a series of volumes. Still I think the Somm disc is a valuable effort and will prove an introduction into Stanford's choral world away from the church for many listeners.

Report Spam   Logged

"A piece is worth your attention, and is itself for you praiseworthy, if it makes you feel you have not wasted your time over it." (Sydney Grew, 1922)

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy