Ernest John Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Sinfonietta

Ernest John Moeran: Symphony in G minor; Sinfonietta

by David Lloyd-Jones
     
 

Ernest John Moeran's G Minor Symphony (1937) should be required listening for those who admire Vaughan Williams, Bax, and other exponents of the English pastoral style. Moeran's Symphony was inspired by the Shropshire countryside, yet it is not merely pretty tone painting. The music is bracing, with syncopated rhythms and vivid brass writing, and although the work is… See more details below

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Ernest John Moeran's G Minor Symphony (1937) should be required listening for those who admire Vaughan Williams, Bax, and other exponents of the English pastoral style. Moeran's Symphony was inspired by the Shropshire countryside, yet it is not merely pretty tone painting. The music is bracing, with syncopated rhythms and vivid brass writing, and although the work is expansive (lasting almost 45 minutes) it is tightly and coherently structured. David Lloyd-Jones leads an atmospheric performance, and while the Bournemouth Symphony's strings occasionally seem thin in tone, Naxos deserves our gratitude for making such a fine work so readily available -- and at budget price. The symphony is coupled with the equally endearing Sinfonietta of 1940, whose fresh melodies, dramatic point, and lucid orchestration are sure to win many new fans for this underrated composer.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313583720
catalogNumber:
8555837
Rank:
219211

Tracks

  1. Symphony in G minor

    • E.J. Moeran
    • Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    • David Lloyd-Jones
    • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    1. Allegro  (13:28)
    2. Lento  (12:00)
    3. Vivace  (05:07)
    4. Lento - Allegro molto  (14:00)
  2. Sinfonietta for orchestra

    • E.J. Moeran
    • Bournemouth Sinfonietta
    • David Lloyd-Jones
    • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
    1. Allegro con brio  (06:26)
    2. Tema con variazioni - Tema  (00:50)
    3. Var. I - a tempo, ma un poco più mosso  (01:14)
    4. Var. II - Allegro vivace  (01:26)
    5. Var. III - Poco meno mosso  (00:31)
    6. Var. IV - Andantino  (01:47)
    7. Var. V - Andante  (00:34)
    8. Var. VI  (03:28)
    9. Allegro risoluto  (06:42)

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