Ernest John Moeran - Theme and Variations • Three Piano Pieces • Three Fancies etc.
Gordon Jacob - Piano Sonata

Iris Loveridge, piano

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: REAM.1103
UPC/EAN: 5020926110329
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD Mono
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 69.41
Price: 10.99 (+ postage & packing)

Recorded July 1958 & May 1959, The Music Room, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Richard Itter, Producer & Engineer


There was a group of young musicians between the wars who shed, if not sweetness and light, at any rate a highly spectacular incandescence of their own. Their gloriously bellicose opinions, quarrels and litigations, concerts and cosmopolitan compositions produced a pyrotechnical display that, in these days, leaves a nostalgic glow, like the memory of a splendid sunset in the gloom of night. Bernard van Dieren, Constant Lambert, Peter Warlock, Cecil Gray, with, on the fringes, William Walton and the Sitwells
and through most of their memoires, letters, and essays moves Ernest John Moeran. There is a photograph of a typical group that I have in mind - Lambert and Warlock sitting on a garden bench, Lambert shrewd and alert, Warlock smiling with diabolical malice at some ghastly private joke, near them Hal Collins, the Maori painter whose real name was Te Akau, whose grandmother was a cannibal, and who wrote (with assistance) one small charming song, and got it published, moreover, and, standing in the middle distance, pipe in hand, E. J. Moeran.


1 Irish Love Song (1926) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 3.29
Theme and Variations (1920) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 12.18
2 Theme: Andante 1.12
3 I Poco piu moto 1.02
4 II Allegro scherzando 0.28
5 III Alla marcia e con energico 0.38
6 IV Allegretto 1.18
7 V Vivace 1.17
8 VI Non troppo lento e rubato 2.39
9 Finale 3.54
10 On a May Morning (1921) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 2.52
Three Fancies (1922) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 11.50
11 1 Windmills 1.55
12 2 Elegy 2.29
13 3 Burlesque 2.26
14 Summer Valley (1925) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 5.20
Three Piano Pieces (1919) Ernest John Moeran (1894 - 1950) 10.00
15 1 The Lake Island 4.31
16 2 Autumn Woods 3.34
17 3 At the Horse Fair 1.55
Piano Sonata (1957) Gordon Jacob (1895 - 1984) 19.23
18 I Adagio 6.10
19 II Andante con moto Scherzo & Trio 4.35
20 III Adagio Andante con alcuna licenza 4.20
21 IV Allegro con brio 4.18