Music of E.J. Moeran
Moeran: Lonely Waters (8:01); Whythorne’s Shadow (5:01)
Ulster Orchestra / JoAnn Falletta
The Cello Concerto is one of Anglo-Irish composer E. J. Moeran’s most important works. Composed in 1945, its deft scoring and melodic material mark it as a work of his maturity. At its heart is the lyrical slow movement, but the whole concerto reflects the singing qualities of the solo instrument. The Serenade is heard in the 1996 edition of the original 1948 version with eight movements. Lonely Waters is a brief but evocative orchestral rhapsody, and Whythorne’s Shadow a touching fantasy based on an Elizabethan madrigal.