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George Lloyd (1913-1998)


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« on: July 26, 2021, 12:37:54 pm »

At last, some George Lloyd on Radio 3. Just the overture to John Socman (1951) but better than nowt, I suppose...

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...the complete opera, as broadcast by the BBC in 1982, is in the BIMA.

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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2021, 05:53:53 pm »

At last, some George Lloyd on Radio 3. Just the overture to John Socman (1951) but better than nowt, I suppose...


The ghastly William Glock casts a long shadow...
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 07:33:57 pm »

Holst: The Planets      Boston Symphony Orchestra /William Steinberg           Deutsche Grammophon Galleria

Steinberg & his orchestra take Mars at quite a lick! Shocked Grin This has got to be one of the most thrilling recordings of The Planets,imo! It's certainly a favourite of mine! Others I like include Sargent's (BBCSO) Boult's various recordings (Particularly 1945 & 1966) Holst's own (both!) and Bernard Herrmann's,eat your heart out Klemperer,slow (but all the more brooding & menacing,for it,imo!)! I'm not into Ligeti. And I don't think I ever will be Shocked Grin;although he sounded a nice man in interviews. But his Lux aeterna makes a strangely,enjoyable & appropriately cosmic sounding fill-up;and only,7 mins 57 secs long!(And not just because of a certain movie;which incidentally always has me jabbing the channel button! Which just shows my level of intellect! Roll Eyes Grin)
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2021, 07:56:24 am »

Holst: The Planets      Boston Symphony Orchestra /William Steinberg           Deutsche Grammophon Galleria

Steinberg & his orchestra take Mars at quite a lick! Shocked Grin This has got to be one of the most thrilling recordings of The Planets,imo! It's certainly a favourite of mine! Others I like include Sargent's (BBCSO) Boult's various recordings (Particularly 1945 & 1966) Holst's own (both!) and Bernard Herrmann's,eat your heart out Klemperer,slow (but all the more brooding & menacing,for it,imo!)! I'm not into Ligeti. And I don't think I ever will be Shocked Grin;although he sounded a nice man in interviews. But his Lux aeterna makes a strangely,enjoyable & appropriately cosmic sounding fill-up;and only,7 mins 57 secs long!(And not just because of a certain movie;which incidentally always has me jabbing the channel button! Which just shows my level of intellect! Roll Eyes Grin)

Deliberate?



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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2021, 11:09:11 am »

Too little of Lloyd is heard live or broadcast, although all the symphonies are available together with major choral works such as The Vigil of Venus, A Symphonic Mass and A Litany -

https://georgelloyd.com/about-the-music-temp/recording-history

and there are valuable alternatives for several of the symphonies on Lyrita -

https://www.wyastone.co.uk/all-labels/lyrita.html?composer_l_m=4234

Music that's well worth getting to know.

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George Lloyd...



...or Margaret Rutherford?



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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2021, 11:33:49 am »


George Lloyd or Margaret Rutherford?



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Oh my word, that's a good (if somewhat irreverent) spot! Grin Somehow, I don't see George Lloyd starring as Madame Arcati or Jane Marple!
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2021, 01:13:12 pm »

There have been a few observations about the likeness between George Lloyd and Margaret Rutherford at another forum (not 'that' one!). And posts along the lines of Private Eye's long running,'look-a-likes',with the names swapped around! Grin Can anyone think of any other composer look-a-likes,by the way?!

I recently acquired the cd of his Symphonies 2 & 9. I had heard the Ninth,but the Second was new to me! I think I'll put it on again,in a minute?!
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 01:30:58 pm »

at another forum (not 'that' one!).



BAH!!!

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Can anyone think of any other composer look-a-likes,by the way?!

Well, Sir Frederic Cowen (1852-1935) was the spitting image (minus stage moustache and plus some well-turned wigs) of Lady Frederica Cowen (1852-1971), if that counts...



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I recently acquired the cd of his Symphonies 2 & 9. I had heard the Ninth,but the Second was new to me! I think I'll put it on again,in a minute?!

All good stuff. Enjoy!

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2021, 08:23:05 pm »

I've often heard that Symphonies 4-7 are the finest! The Second Symphony was new to me. It's still a substantial work,though & full of the wonderful,scintillating orchestration you expect from this composer. I'm going to have a listen again,now. I had things to do,unfortunately! I didn't realise the artwork on the front of the Conifer cd was Edvard Munch,until I read the booklet! The Scream would have been inappropriate!! (How I feel when I hear some of the music William Glock liked!)
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2021, 09:59:35 pm »

I didn't realise the artwork on the front of the Conifer cd was Edvard Munch,until I read the booklet! The Scream would have been inappropriate!! (How I feel when I hear some of the music William Glock liked!)

I can't contemplate that dreadful man Glock without thinking that his head deserves something similar to what befell Oliver Cromwell's.  Angry
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