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Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2; Variations on "Down among the Dead Men" ()

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composed by Charles Villiers Stanford

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Stanford: Piano Concerto No. 2; Variations on "Down among the Dead Men" - Finghin Collins (piano); RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Kenneth Montgomery (conductor)
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  1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 126
  2. Concert Variations upon an English Theme "Down Among the Dead Men" for piano & orchestra in C minor, Op. 71
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Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924), known for his choral music if at all, was celebrated in his own time for instrumental music and opera as well. The Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 126, recorded here earned him an invitation to conduct the work in the U.S., from non other than the dean of American musical academia, Yale professor and Charles Ives tormentor Horatio Parker. Stanford had to cancel, having booked seats on the Lusitania . At the time, a concerto modeled closely on Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2, ...

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