CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1 - 6 Waltzes*, 3 Waltzes, Op. 178, 6 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 132, 5 Caprices, Op. 136, 6 Sketches (Primary), 6 Sketches (Elementary)*, 3 Fancies*, 5 Irish Folk-tunes*, 24 Preludes in all the keys, Op. 163. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 06S043
Label: Sheva Collection
Description: A cursory look at the titles of these pieces might make you think that the majority of them are salon-style pieces written for amateurs. Some in fact were written as educational purposes for the Associated Board but others are concert-quality items like the Waltzes, the Caprices and, obviously, the Preludes. 2 CDs. Christopher Howell (piano).