Cello Concerto Premiere
Yesterday’s symphony concert in the Capitol Theatre,
Dublin, included the first performance of Moeran’s cello concerto.
The soloist, Peers Coetmore, gave a superb performance. Her tone
was of an amazingly rich quality, and her expressive playing was
exactly right for this lovely work with its delightful, almost song-like
melodies woven into a pattern of rich colour.
A new work by E.J.Moeran was performed for the first
time by Peers Coetmore, with the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra,
in the Capitol Theatre. The composer has appreciated that the ‘cello
is heard to best advantage in broad and flowing melody, and in the
first and second movements the soloist was given many opportunities
to display power, beauty and a variety of tone in smooth melodic
playing. There is a fine cadenza at the end of the second movement,
well in character, which was excellently played.