ddh 27808
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Hallé Orchestra/Heward;
Pougnet, Riddle & Pini;
John Goss; Heddle Nash

Very little of Moeran's music was recorded commercially during his lifetime - here is all of it, including Leslie Heward's fabulous Symphony, still considered the definitive interpretation.  The superb String Trio is accompanies by two original songs with Heddle Nash, and three folk song arrangements sung by John Goss with the Cathedral Male Voice Quartet. *

* The Quartet comprised A.W.Whitehead, S.T.Harris,J.McLean and W. Lochhead. Sadly we did not have this information in time to include it in the CD booklet.


AUDIO SAMPLE: StringTrio, 1st movement (extract)







String Trio in G major (r. 1941)
Jean Pougnet, Frederick Riddle, Anthony Pini
Symphony in G minor (r.1942)
Hallé Orchestra, cond. Leslie Heward
Diaphenia & The Sweet o' the Year (r. 1945)
Heddle Nash & Gerald Moore
Sheep Shearing (r.1926)
Sweet fa's the Eve (r. 1925)
Can't you Dance the Polka (r. 1925)
John Goss, Cathedral Male Voice Quartet *

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“A fine conspectus… vocal, instrumental and symphonic. These are all classic performances. [The sound]… is much more immediate than Dutton’s rather more occluded sound. Divine Art’s work has subtly re-aligned the orchestral sonority. The strings are warmer whereas with EMI… the strings can sound rather shrill and tonally starved.” – Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“A blistering first performance of Moeran’s symphony is a classic of the gramophone… Andrew Rose has achieved impressively full-bodied and refined results (surface noise is remarkably low)... magnificent recording… a truly wonderful account of the String Trio” – Andrew Achenbach (Gramophone)

The main work is [the Symphony] in a 1926 performance of passion, fire and ferocity. This is an extremely valuable disc, both historically and for the incredible performances on it. Em Marshall (Albion Magazine)

“An unexpected delight – the engineer has made a fine job of restoring these historical treasures”– Peter Spaull (Liverpool Daily Post)
“Divine Art’s Historic Sound series is turning out to be a real corker. {The Symphony} was available before on a Dutton CD but Pristine Audio’s new transfer has added a little more clarity to the sonic picture. The String Trio… cannot be better interpreted. The sound is very good indeed. Highly recommended.” – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)
“a particularly attractive CD… a nice record not just for collectors. Heward’s account of the Symphony is indeed definitive” – Robert Matthew-Walker (International Record Review)
“the Trio is superb and in itself worth the price of the disc.. here is a real find” – Tully Potter (Classic Record Collector)