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Gramophone Reviews Stanford: Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense

The May 2021 issue of Gramophone Magazine has a wonderful new review for Roderick Williams, James Way, and Andrew West’s recording of Stanford’s Songs of Faith, Love and Nonsense:

“Here’s yet another valuable instalment in Somm’s exploration of Charles Villiers Stanford. …the commanding partnership of Roderick Williams and Andrew West distilling a keen dramatic instinct and powerful range of expression that make you sit up and listen. … Stanford’s legendarily droll humour is on full display in the 24-minute sequence of Nonsense Rhymes… The delights come thick and fast in this 24-minute sequence of 14 limericks by Edward Lear… A hugely enjoyable anthology, then, and prospective purchasers can rest assured that production values and presentation leave nothing to be desired. A hat-tip, too, to whoever chose the particularly fetching, plein-air portrait by Irish artist William Orpen (1878-1931) that adorns the front cover.”

—Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone

See the full review on Gramophone.co.uk and in the May issue of Gramophone