E.J. MOERAN (1894-1950): Cello Concerto (rec. Feb. 1969), Cello Sonata in A Minor, Prelude for Cello and Piano (rec. Jan. 1969).
Catalogue Number: 07K012
Description: Another treasured LP release finally available on CD with the composer's wife as soloist in, arguably, his most distinctive work, the cello concerto of 1945. Moeran's usual influences - Sibelius, Ireland, Delius and Celtic folk-song are present yet fully assimilated. His cello sonata (1948) was his last completed major composition - somber and dejected in its first two movements but defiantly optimistic in the finale. Peers Coetmore (cello), Eric Parkin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Adrian Boult. Original 1970 and 1972 LP releases.