CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): Piano Quintet in D Minor, Op. 25, String Quintet No. 1 in F, Op. 85.
Catalogue Number: 07P035
Reference: CDH 55434
Description: The 1886 piano quintet is a big, 37-minute work which very much emulates the works in the same form by Schumann and Brahms and it moves from melancholy introspection to exuberant joy. The string quintet (1903) has a Mendelssohnian lightness with an Irish lament-inspired slow movement. Piers Lane (piano), RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet, Garth Knox (viola). Original 2005 Hyperion release (12H047).