Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta & Benjamin Frith - Moeran: In the Mountain Country (2014)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 206 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Time: 56:43 min
Ernest John Moeran's Rhapsodies occupy a significant place among his orchestral compositions. Each is marked by melodic exuberance, inventive scoring and formal mastery. Moeran's gift for imbuing his music with folkloric tunes that are actually his own is especially evident in the First Rhapsody and in his first orchestral work, In the Mountain Country. First performed in 1943, the Rhapsody in F sharp major for piano and orchestra is unashamedly popular in style, with an appealing tunefulness. JoAnn Falletta serves as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic and Virginia Symphony in the United States and Principal Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra in Northern Ireland.