Charles Villiers Stanford (Music in Nineteenth-Century by Paul Rodmell

By Paul Rodmell

the 1st ebook dedicated to the composer Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) considering 1935, this survey presents the fullest account of his existence and the main particular appraisal of his track up to now. well known in his personal lifetime for the quick fee at which he produced new works, Stanford was once additionally an immense conductor and instructor. Paul Rodmell assesses those various roles and considers what Stanford's legacy to British song has been. Born and taken up in Dublin, Stanford studied at Cambridge and used to be later appointed Professor of tune there. His Irish lineage remained major to him all through his existence, and this little-studied element of his personality is tested the following intimately for the 1st time. a guy approximately whom no-one who met him may well consider detached, Stanford made neighbors and enemies in equivalent numbers. Rodmell charts those relationships with humans and associations reminiscent of Richter, Parry and the Royal university of song, and discusses how they stimulated Stanford's occupation. possibly no longer the most well-liked of academics, Stanford however coached a iteration of composers who have been to revitalize British track, among them Coleridge-Taylor, eire, Vaughan-Williams, Holst, Bridge and Howells. whereas their musical types is probably not evidently indebted to Stanford's, it's transparent that, with no him, British tune of the 1st half the 20th century may need taken a really diverse course.

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