Charles Villiers Stanford - Cello Concerto • Piano Concerto No. 3

Alexander Baillie, cello
Malcolm Binns, piano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Nicholas Braithwaite, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2007 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.321
UPC/EAN: 5020926032126
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: DDD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 65.23
Price: £ 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 3: Recorded at Watford, 19 January 1994, Producers: Andrew Keener, Oliver Rivers, Engineers: Trygg Tryggvason, Andrew Halifax
Tracks 4 - 6: Recorded at Walthamstow, 14 February 1996, Producer: Oliver Rivers, Engineer: Mike Sheady

Charles Villiers Stanford came from a well-heeled professional family in Dublin, the son of a leading Protestant lawyer. Indeed there were lawyers on both sides of the family. This was a cultured world, Stanford’s father played the cello and sang, and the leading Dublin intellectuals of the day were constant visitors, providing a brilliant background against which the precocious young Stanford developed. He attended Henry Tilney Bassett's School in Dublin, where classical studies were the focus of teaching, and he learned piano, organ and violin, and studied composition with leading local musicians and with Arthur O’Leary in London.

Cello Concerto in D minor (1879 - 80) Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924) 27.36
1 I Allegro molto moderato - cadenza 15.31
2 II Molto adagio 5.45
3 III Allegretto non troppo 6.20
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat, Op. 171 (1919) (orchestrated by Geoffrey Bush) Charles Villiers Stanford (1852 - 1924) 37.43
4 I Allegro moderato 18.37
5 II Larghetto – scherzando – adagio - cadenza 9.25
6 III Allegro 9.41