Chronology

Moeran Chronology Part 4: 1935 - 1942:
Symphony and Violin Concerto

AGE YEAR  
40 1935 January 21 Motoring offence in Oxford. Goes into nursing home, then takes lodgings at 9 Adams Road in Cambridge. Works on scoring of the first movement of the Symphony in G minor.
April 4 First performance of Nocturne in Norwich.
Sept-Oct In lodgings at 2, Brookside, Cambridge.
  1936 January 30 Attends first London performance of Nocturne.
March 24 Whythorne’s Shadow and Lonely Waters first performed together as ‘Two pieces for small orchestra’ at the Bournemouth Festival.
Sept 23 Attends the second Norwich performance of Nocturne.
Returns to Eire. Rest of year in Kerry, working on the Symphony in G minor.
 

1937

January 24 Work on the Symphony in G minor completed, Valentia Island.
M’s parents move to retirement home, Gravel Hill, Kington.
Sept 17 In Norwich. Continues work on score and parts for Symphony in G minor.
Sept 30 Returns to Kerry.

 

1938

January 13 First performance of the Symphony in G minor.
February 7 Accompanies May Harrison in the Violin Sonata at the Wigmore Hall.
Attends Hastings performance of Wythorne’s Shadow.
March 23 Richard Austin conducts the Symphony in G minor at the Bournemouth Festival
Spring To Ireland and Kenmare.
April 12 Attends the first Irish performance of the Second Rhapsody in Cork.
Summer Continues work on the Violin Concerto. Re-visits Valencia Island.
August 11 At Gravel Hill, Kington. Symphony in G minor performed at the Proms.
Nov 22 In Glasgow for performances of Two Pieces for small orchestra (Whythorne's Shadow and Lonely Waters)

 

1939

February 16 First Halle performance of the Symphony in G minor conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
Spring In Kenmare. Joined by Arnold Bax and Balfour Gardiner.
Makes first sketches for 2nd Symphony, Piano Rhapsody.
Works on Phyllida and Corydon.
Oct 24-30 In London for the first performances of Phyllida and Corydon.
Nov 30 Heathcote Statham conducts the Nocturne in Norwich

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1940

January Statham conducts the Symphony in G minor at The Queen’s Hall in London.
Spring In Eire. Works on Four Shakespeare Songs.
May 27 Phyllida and Corydon performed at the Wigmore Hall.
Summer Back in Eire. Resumes work on the Violin Concerto.
Nov 21 Violin Sonata performed at The Royal Academy of Music

  1941

Summer Extended stay at Gravel Hill, Kington. Revises Second Rhapsody.
Autumn Returns to Kerry. Works on 2nd and 3rd movements of the Violin Concerto.
October 5 Leslie Heward conducts the Symphony in G minor at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert.

  1942

Spring In Kerry completing the Violin Concerto.
March 12 First performance of the Second Rhapsody (revised version) at Mansion House, Dublin.
April 25 Completes the full score of the Violin Concerto.
May/June Prepares Violin Concerto with Arthur Catterall.
July 8 First performance of the Violin Concerto at the Proms. Based at Gravel Hill, Kington, until the end of the year.
Autumn Resumes work on the Piano Rhapsody.
October Arranges Greek Folk Song for Calvocoressi. Oversees reprinting of Stalham River.
November Present at recording sessions by the British Council of the Symphony in G minor, conducted by Leslie Heward with the Halle Orchestra.
December 5 Henry Wood conducts the Violin Concerto at a Philharmonic Concert.
December Further extensive work on the Piano Rhapsody.

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Orchestral Works

Symphony
Violin Concerto
Sinfonietta
Cello Concerto
Serenade in G

Rhapsodies

First Rhapsody
Second Rhapsody
Second Rhapsody (revision)
Third (Piano) Rhapsody

Other Works

In The Mountain Country
Lonely Waters
Wythorne's Shadow
Farrago Suite
Overture to a Masque
Nocturne

Piano Music

Three Pieces
Theme and Variations
On a May Morning
Toccata
Stalham River
Three Fancies
Two Legends
Summer Holiday
Bank Holiday
Irish Love Song
The White Mountain
Two Pieces

Piano Trio
Third (Piano) Rhapsody

Sonatas

Violin Sonata
Sonata for Two Violins
Cello Sonata

Oboe Music

Fantasy Quartet

Chamber Music

String Quartet No 1
String Quartet No 2
String Trio
Piano Trio
Fantasy Quartet
Cello Prelude