Please wait...

Hyperion Records

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDA67227
Recording details: August 2000
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: May 2001
Total duration: 1 minutes 23 seconds

The compleat virtuoso, Op 366
First line:
There was an old man of the isles
composer
composer
author of text

Introduction
The Compleat Virtuoso (Op 366) was ‘dedicated to Stanford‘s friends, the great violinists of Europe’. ‘This plagiarism’, Stanford added, ‘is almost too obvious; “it ceases to be plagiarism and becomes quotation”. A very little investigation revealed the fact that this work is really a composition by the famous Max van Beetelssohn’. This amusing miniature quotes freely from the concertos of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Bruch, works which Stanford conducted on many occasions with numerous virtuosi, though one suspects that Joachim was the principal dedicatee.

from notes by Jeremy Dibble 2001

Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch