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Moeran: In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies; Overture for a Masque ()

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Moeran: In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies; Overture for a Masque - Benjamin Frith (piano); Ulster Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta (conductor)
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  1. Overture to a Masque, for orchestra
  2. In the Mountain Country, symphonic impression for orchestra
  3. Rhapsody for orchestra No. 1 in F major
  4. Rhapsody for orchestra No. 2 in E major
  5. Rhapsody for piano & orchestra in F sharp major
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The appointment of the American JoAnn Falletta as chief conductor of the Ulster Orchestra resulted in several fine releases of music by Irish-English composer E.J. Moeran, who had somewhat fallen into neglect. Moeran's music is like a harmonically spiked version of Vaughan Williams', with broad structures marked out by melodies in a traditional way but with a good deal of chromaticism and a bit of an edge that's not always easy to pin down. He had a knack for tunes that sound as if they were drawn from folk song books, but ...

Moeran: In the Mountain Country; Rhapsodies; Overture for a Masque 2014, Naxos

UPC: 747313310678

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