Matériel : Sheet music
Rhapsody in F Sharp for Piano and Orchestra was commissioned by the BBC Proms and first performed in the Royal Albert Hall on August 19th 1943. Written with the wartime audience in mind it is unashamedlypopular in style with its flashy virtuosity making it immediately accessible and entertaining. There is argument among scholars as to whether it should be referred to in the Major or Minor key as it makes almost equal use ofboth starting in one and finishing in the other. Ernest J Moeran (1894-1950) was an English composer who followed the tradition of R. Vaughan Williams and John Ireland by collecting preserving and using manyfolk songs mainly from Norfolk Suffolk and Ireland.