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Stanford: Six Irish Rhapsodies, etc / Handley, et al

Album Summary

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody, for orchestra no 1 in D minor, Op. 78
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 2 in F minor, Op. 84 ("The Lament for the Son of Ossian;" unpublishe
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 3, Op. 137 (unpublished)
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 4 in A Minor, Op. 141 ("Fisherman of Loch Neagh")
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 5 in G Minor, Op. 147 (unpublished)
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody no 6 for violin & orchestra, Op. 191
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 126
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men" for piano & orchestra in C minor,
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"This series has proved to be quite popular owing to the superb quality of Stanford's compositional skills and the brilliance of the Ulster Orchestra's performances under Vernon Handley. It [also] doesn't hurt that these are among the finest Chandos recording." - Bauman, ARG



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>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody, for orchestra no 1 in D minor, Op. 78
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (03/09/1988-03/10/1988)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 2 in F minor, Op. 84 ("The Lament for the Son of Ossian;" unpublishe
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (04/30/1991-05/02/1991)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 3, Op. 137 (unpublished)
  • Performer: Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 4 in A Minor, Op. 141 ("Fisherman of Loch Neagh")
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (09/07/1987-09/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody for orchestra No 5 in G Minor, Op. 147 (unpublished)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Irish Rhapsody no 6 for violin & orchestra, Op. 191
  • Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 09/17/1922

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 126
  • Performer: Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (02/19/1989-02/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1911

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men" for piano & orchestra in C minor,
  • Performer: Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vernon Handley
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast, Ireland (02/19/1989-02/23/1989)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898