E J Moeran - Cello Concerto • Cello Sonata • Prelude for cello and piano

Peers Coetmore, cello, Eric Parkin, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra, leader Rodney Friend
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: SRCD.299
UPC/EAN: 5020926029928
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD
Number of discs: 1
Total playing time: 60.25
Price: 14.99 (+ postage & packing)

Tracks 1 - 3: Recorded at Walthamstow, February 1969
Tracks 4 - 7: Recorded at Decca No. 3, January 1969


"There are wonderful things we could do together in creating music, not only concertos and orchestral work, but chamber music," wrote Ernest John Moeran in a letter dated 21 October 1943 to his future wife Peers Coetmore. They had first met in 1930, while Moeran was visiting his friend, the painter Augustus John. Coetmore, a brilliant, former prize-winning student of the Royal Academy of Music, had established herself as a solo cellist of distinction. It was not until 1943, however, when she gave a concert in Leominster attended by Moeran that they met again and he became enchanted by her ...


Cello Concerto (1945) E J Moeran (1894 - 1950) 30.30
1 I Moderato 11.36
2 II Adagio 9.04
3 - III Allegretto deciso alla marcia 10.50
Cello Sonata in A minor (1948) E J Moeran (1894 - 1950) 25.11
4 I Tempo moderato Allegro 9.33
5 II Adagio 6.16
6 III Allegro 9.22
7 Prelude for cello and piano (1944) E J Moeran (1894 - 1950) 4.40