Ernest John Moeran

Ernest John Moeran His Life and Music

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Synopsis

This long-awaited study of the life and music of Anglo-Irish composer Ernest John Moeran (1894-1950) finally provides a full biography of the last senior figure in early twentieth-century British Music to have been without one. Although Moeran's work was widely performed during his lifetime, he suffered neglect in the years following his death. It was not until a re-awakening of appreciation for the music of the folksong-inspired English pastoralism in the latter part of the twentieth century that Moeran's tuneful, well-crafted and approachable music began to attract a new audience. However, widely accepted misconceptions about his life and character have obscured a clearunderstanding of both man and composer. Written with the benefit of access to previously unknown or unresearched archives, Ernest John Moeran: His Life and Music strips away a hitherto unchallenged mythological framework, and replaces it by a thorough-going examination and analysis of the life and work of a musician that may reasonably be asserted as having been unique in British music history. IAN MAXWELL is an Honorary Research Fellow, Music Department, University of Sheffield.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783276011
Publisher: Boydell UK
Imprint: The Boydell Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 780.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 365
Weight: 666g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 15mm