This miniature (A4) full score of John Ireland's Pianoforte Concerto in Eb is nicely produced and with 108 pages (all music - no commentary or background material) is reasonably priced at £13.95. The layout is clear and the score very legible. The music is wonderful, Ireland at his best. With hints of Stravinsky and Ravel, there are jazz influences in its harmony and rhythms. It is a tightly constructed work, with not a note out of place, and reveals more thematic connections every time it is heard.
- (Hitchin, United Kingdom)