Moeran: Complete Piano Works

LABELS: J Martin Stafford
WORKS: Complete Piano Works
PERFORMER: Eric Parkin (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: JMSCD 2 DDD (from 298 Blossomfield Rd, Solihull, W Midlands B91 1TH; tel 0121 711 1975)
Moeran’s piano music is indebted to that of John Ireland, though the style remains his own. Eric Parkin, who previously recorded this repertoire 25 years ago, is noted for his Ireland interpretations. He is an ideal exponent of Moeran too, for the music is always beautifully shaped and phrased. With one exception – the Theme and Variations – the pieces are miniatures, though there is no lack of substance, as well as atmosphere in abundance. Recommended. Terry Barfoot