CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Piano Quintet in D Minor, Op. 25, Fantasy for Horn and String Quartet in A Minor, Fantasy for Clarinet and String Quartet in F.
Catalogue Number: 05W046
Description: The 1886 piano quintet is a big, 39-minute work very much in the tradition of the works in the same form by Schumann and Brahms and it moves from melancholy introspection to exuberant joy (a 2005 Hyperion release appears to be its only there recording). Both Fantasies date from 1922 and telescope four movements into a single, 12 to 14-minute form; I only find the one with horn previously recorded. Members of the RSO Berlin, Nicolaus Resa (piano).