Re: Stanford Chamber Music
Posted by Chris Howell on July 3, 2018, 10:33 am, in reply to "Re: Stanford Chamber Music"
Peter, I'm glad you found the Stanford piano works "rather splendid"! |
It's a pity you can't name the violinist you mention, since this sort of hard-boiled "professional" attitude ought to be exposed, but no doubt it would be potentially libellous to do so.
Re the choral works, by which I suppose you refer to the church pieces, it's true that discs come out continually, but nobody has actually got down to recording the entire corpus systematically so that the completist can have it all in one place without duplication. Instead, new discs often include a first recording, or at least a rare work, as a bait, but compel us to weigh the interest of this against yet another Beati quorom via or Magnificat in G.
Similarly the orchestral works, we've had two symphony cycles and one of the Irish Rhapsodies, plus some single performances, but there is still a generous CD-full of orchestral works you can only find through air-checks (at least most of them seem to have been broadcast over the last 20 years or so).
Regarding larger choral works, there are still a good few, both religious and secular, unrecorded. Some are very fine indeed. These would be expensive projects, though slightly less so than the operas, for which I am glad to hear that some plans are being made.