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STANFORD Clarinet Sonata Op.129
BENNETT Sextet in F sharp minor Op.8 - for string quintet and piano
Ensemble 360 performs pieces by two composers who were championed by contemporary writers and audiences as the composers who would propel British music to the main stage and who would take their place alongside the greats of European music.
The first major British composer to write for solo clarinet, Stanford was much admired by George Bernard Shaw. His Clarinet Sonata has echoes of Brahms, but also shows influence from his home country of Ireland in its affecting slow movement entitled “Caoine”, an Irish lament.
Mendelssohn declared Sir William Sterndale Bennett, who was born here in Sheffield, “the most promising young musician I know”, and Schumann wrote of him, “Were there many artists like Bennett, all fears for the future progress of our art would be silenced.”
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