Cello Concerto Premiere - Reviews

Irish Times, November 26th 1945

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.


Irish Independent, November 26th 1945

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.

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...this lovely work with its delightful, almost song-like melodies woven into a pattern of rich colour...