The year 2016 will go down as a banner year for new recordings of Stanford’s music. Performers and record companies appear to be at last recognising the large number of Stanford’s compositions waiting to be rediscovered and recorded for the first time.
The main Stanford recordings issued in 2016 were:
The Sheva Collection SH115 – Stanford’s complete works for solo piano Vol I. Christopher Howell, piano. This 2 CD set includes seven first recordings.
The Sheva Collection SH125 – Stanford’s complete works for solo piano Vol 2. Christopher Howell, piano. This 2 CD set includes nine first recordings.
The Sheva Collection SH 160 – Stanford’s Complete works for solo piano Vol 3. Christopher Howell, piano. This 2 CD set includes nine first recordings including the original version of the Four Irish Dances Op. 89. This is more usually heard in the arrangement by Percy Granger.
Priory Records PRCD 1146 – Stanford – The Complete Organ Works Vol 3. Daniel Cook on the Organ of Salisbury Cathedral. This CD includes the Organ Sonata No.4 in C minor as well as Op.105 and Op. 193.
Priory Records PRCD 1161 – Stanford – The Complete Organ Works Vol 4. Daniel Cook on the Organ of Westminster Abbey. This CD includes the Organ Sonata No. 5 in A Op. 159 plus Op.189 and other works.
Champs Hill Records CHRCD 642 – Stanford Concerto No. 2 in C minor for Piano and Orchestra Op. 126. Benjamin Frith, Piano; BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Andrew Gourley, Conductor. This disc also includes several of Stanford’s solo piano works including the Dante Rhapsodies, Op. 92.