Moeran: Two Legends
This page lists all recordings of Two Legends, by Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950) on CD.
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Moeran: Complete Piano Works
E. J. Moeran was born on 31 December 1894 and died on 1 December 1950. He was a pupil of John Ireland and his friends included Peter Warlock and Arnold Bax. Between 1918 and 1933 he wrote 18 piano pieces, many of them being influenced by the landscapes of Norfolk and Ireland which he loved. This CD - the first integral collection of his piano music - was recorded in October 1994 as a centenary tribute.
Playing time 78:32
“Eric Parkin... is an ideal exponent of Moeran... for the music is always beautifully shaped and phrased. Recommended.” BBC Music Magazine
“This superbly presented disc is a most welcome addition to The Gramophone Classical Catalogue... Eric Parkin plays the repertoire with authority and affection and the piano sound is very natural. Strongly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine
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Baines & Moeran - Piano Music
Although Baines tried his hand at most forms of composition, producing in his teens a massive symphony and copious chamber and vocal works, the piano being always accessible remained his natural medium of expression. He wrote to please himself, happily free of that need to feel justified in the eyes of critics, public and posterity which is the bane of young composers. His music can verge on banality and then as effortlessly touch the sublime with a candour some contemporaries found hard to accept: nobody else, save perhaps Alkan, could have written such disparate pieces as the First and Third Preludes on the very same day …
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