Guy Johnston (cello), Rebekah Coffe (soprano), Ulster Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta (conductor)
The Cello Concerto is one of Anglo-Irish composer Ernest John Moeran's most important works. Composed in 1945, its deft scoring and memorable melodic material mark it as a work of his maturity. At its heart is the raptly lyrical and profoundly felt slow movement but the whole concerto reflects the singing qualities of the solo instrument. The much-admired Serenade is heard in the 1996 edition of the original 1948 version with eight movements. Lonely Waters is a brief but evocative orchestral rhapsody, and Whythorne's Shadow a touching fantasy based on an Elizabethan madrigal. The outstanding young soloist Guy Johnston has
been receiving outstanding international reviews, and this disc marks the early partnership of the Ulster Orchestra with JoAnn Falletta.
Moeran Cello Concerto, Serenade in G (original version, 1948), Lonely Waters, Whythorne's Shadow
Running Time: 1 hr 5 min