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Prelude No. 8 in E flat  minor, op. 163 (Study) by Charles Villiers Stanford

sam-hayPerformed by: Sam Haywood

Hyperion Records

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Sam Haywood is attracting much publicity for his new album of Preludes by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, recorded on the Hyperion label. As IP contributor Jeremy Nicholas observes, ‘that the great composer, famous for his choral and organ music, wrote such pieces must have come as a surprise for even dedicated piano buffs’. Haywood found the pieces ‘rummaging about in a pile of old music’ he had been gifted and comments ‘it’s quite a treasure trove, and rather a rare experience to come across something unusual like this and then feel passionate about it’.

An IP reader exclusive, Sam Haywood and Hyperion Records are pleased to offer a free download from the new album.

Photo credit: Robert Torres
Photo credit: Robert Torres

Prelude No. 8 in E flat  minor, op. 163 (Study) by Charles Villiers Stanford, performed by Sam Haywood, from his forthcoming Stanford Preludes release on Hyperion. Sam launches this disc at our forthcoming Rhinegold LIVE event on 5 September.


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