Category Archives: Reviews

Favourite Cello Concertos

Gramophone April 1999 Favourite Cello Concertos Julian Lloyd Webber (vc) with various artists. A first-class package in every way. As we know from his live performances, Julian Lloyd Webber has a firm, richly coloured and full-focused tone; moreover it records well. His lyrical warmth projects tellingly over the entire range and his involvement in the […]

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Evening Songs

ConcertoNet.com Evening Songs Review Evening Songs CDDelius. Ireland – ‘Evening Songs ‘ Julian Lloyd Webber, Jiaxin Cheng vsc John Lenehan pf Nexos 8572902 (63’ • DDD) If one desires music soothing to the ear, brimming with expressive sentimentality, look no further than Evening Songs. Naxos’s soigné release of selected songs derived from Frederick Delius and […]

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English Idyll

Penguin CD Guide 2001 English Idyll ‘English idyll’ (with ASMF, Neville Marriner): VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Romanza. ELGAR: Romance in D min.. Op. 62; Une idylle, Op. 4/1. Discs: 2 Pieces for cello and chamber orchestra. GRAINGER: Youthful rapture; Brigg Fair (arrangement). DYSON: Fantasy. IRELAND: The holy boy. WALFORD DAVIES: Solemn melody. Holst: Invocation, Op. 19/2. Cyril […]

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Cradle Song

Gramophone January 1996 Cradle Song Julian Lloyd Webber (vc); JohnLenehan, Pam Chowhan, Richard Rodney Bennett (pfs). Philips © CD 442 426-2PH (57 minutes: DDD). This album provides a companion to Julian Lloyd Webber’s much admired “Cello Song” a couple of years ago (10/93), and once again he has skilfully managed to choose a sequence of […]

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Cello Song

Gramophone Good CD Guide 1999 Cello Song Julian Lloyd Webber (vc); John Lenehan (pf). Philips 434 917-2PH As the title of this disc implies, all the pieces contained therein are rather in the same slowish-paced, lyrical vein, but their sequence has been cleverly chosen so that there is still plenty of variety to keep the […]

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Cello Moods

Classic CD July 1999 Cello Moods review Cello Moods This ripe-toned assemblage of cello miscellanea celebrates Julian Lloyd Webber’s 15-year association with Philips Classics. Throughout this period, he’s made world-premiere recordings of over 50 works, and there are surprises amongst more familiar and populist fare here, too. The eloquent Rheinberger Cantilena (from Organ Sonata No. […]

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Celebration

Music Web 2nd April 2002 Celebration by Julian Lloyd Webber CELEBRATION – FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY OF THE CELLIST, JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER Works for Cello and Orchestra CD1 Joaquín RODRIGO Concierto como un Divertimento Heitor VILLA-LOBOS Bachoianas Brasileiras No. 5 – aria Edouard LALO Cello Concerto David POPPER Gavotte No. 2 Camille SAINT-SAËNS Softly Awakes My Heart […]

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The Art of Julian Lloyd Webber

Mail on Sunday April 10th 2011 The Art of Julian Lloyd Webber Julian’s party pieces The Art of Julian Lloyd WebberMany happy returns to one of British music’s finest. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber celebrates his 60th on Thursday with a birthday concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, a two-hour special on Classic FM and […]

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A Tale of Two Cellos

Nottingham Post March 2nd 2014 A Tale of Two Cellos Review: Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber – A Tale of Two Cellos, Nottingham Albert Hall A Tale of Two Cellos The name Lloyd Webber will always generate interest. Music runs in the family for Julian who is the second son of the composer William Lloyd […]

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And the Bridge is Love

Music Web June 2015 And the Bridge is Love – English Music for Strings This CD represents a first and a last. It is Julian Lloyd Webber’s first disc as a conductor but, sadly, it is also his last as a solo cellist because he has now had to end his distinguished career as a […]

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