Moeran: The collected 78rpm recordings


Catalogue No: DDH 27808
EAN/UPC: 809730780820
Artists: , ,
Release Date: October 2006
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 73:58

Though E.J. Moeran is one of the leading British composers of the 20th century,very little of his music was commercially recorded during his lifetime – this is all of it!
This performance of the Symphony from 1942 is still widely regarded as the best version ever recorded.
CD contains:
String Trio in G major (recorded 1941)
Jean Pougnet, Frederick Riddle, Anthony Pini
Symphony in G minor (recorded 1942)
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Heward
Diaphenia and The Sweet o’ the Year (recorded 1945)

Heddle Nash (tenor)
O Sweet fa’s the Eve (recorded 1925)
Can’t you Dance the Polka? (recorded 1925)
Sheep Shearing (recorded 1926)
John Goss (baritone) & Cathedral Male Voice Quartet

Track Listing

    Ernest John Moeran:

  1. String Trio in G major – I. Allegretto gioviale (8:32)
  2. String Trio in G major – II. Adagio (4:21)
  3. String Trio in G major – III. Molto vivace (3:09)
  4. String Trio in G major – IV. Andante grazioso – presto (5:38)
  5. O Sweet fa’s the eve (2:37)
  6. Can’t you dance the polka? (1:23)
  7. Sheep Shearing (2:29)
  8. Diaphenia (1:56)
  9. The sweet o’ the day (1:00)
  10. Symphony in G minor – I. Allegro (13:02)
  11. Symphony in G minor – II. Lento (11:02)
  12. Symphony in G minor – III. Scherzo: vivace (5:05)
  13. Symphony in G minor – IV. Lento – allegro molto (13:40)


Classic Record Collector

the Trio is superb and in itself worth the price of the disc.. here is a real find

” —Tully Potter

A blistering first performance of Moeran’s symphony is a classic of the gramophone… Andrew Rose has achieved impressively full-bodied and refined results (surface noise is remarkably low)… magnificent recording… a truly wonderful account of the String Trio

” —Andrew Achenbach

A fine conspectus… vocal, instrumental and symphonic. These are all classic performances. [The sound]… is much more immediate than Dutton’s rather more occluded sound. Divine Art’s work has subtly re-aligned the orchestral sonority. The strings are warmer whereas with EMI… the strings can sound rather shrill and tonally starved.

” —Jonathan Woolf
Liverpool Daily Post

An unexpected delight – the engineer has made a fine job of restoring these historical treasures

” —Peter Spaull
Albion Magazine

The main work is [the Symphony] in a 1926 performance of passion, fire and ferocity. This is an extremely valuable disc, both historically and for the incredible performances on it.

” —Em Marshall

Divine Art’s Historic Sound series is turning out to be a real corker. {The Symphony} was available before on a Dutton CD but Pristine Audio’s new transfer has added a little more clarity to the sonic picture. The String Trio… cannot be better interpreted. The sound is very good indeed. Highly recommended.

” —Gerald Fenech
International Record Review

a particularly attractive CD… a nice record not just for collectors. Heward’s account of the Symphony is indeed definitive

” —Robert Matthew-Walker