CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD (1852-1924): 38 Preludes from (48) Preludes in all the keys, Opp. 163 and 179.
Catalogue Number: 06S045
Reference: CDA 6186
Description: Dating from 1918 and c.1921, these preludes were numbered 1-48 at publication, a pointed reference to Bach. Each explores a single idea or device and the pattern of tonalities follows the “Well-Tempered Klavier”, some referring to baroque style but many in the tradition of 19th century styles with nods to composers from Schubert to Brahms. Each item gets a short treatment in the notes by Stanford specialist Jeremy Dibble. Sam Haywood (piano