The fifth in the series brings us back to classical music. Englishman Ernest John Moeran is not a name you will find in most classical music collections, but he is a personal favourite of mine. This Chandos CD combines two of his major works (originally issued on two seperate CD's). Moeran's violin concerto is among the best of the 20th century, while his cello concerto is in my opinion the best of all time (out of over a hundred cello concertos in my collection). The two fillers are short orchestral pieces, but well worth having. Excellent performances all around (Lydia Mordkovich on violin with the Ulster Orchestra under Vernon Handley, Raphael Wallfisch on cello, with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta under Norman del Mar) in sumptuous Chandos sound. Essential indeed.
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