Category Archives: Reviews

Whitacre – The River Cam

Gramophone May 2012 Whitacre – ‘Water Night’ Water Night Eric Whitacre – ‘The River Cam’ Julian Lloyd Webber London Symphony Orchestra/Eric Whitacre ‘Inspired once more by his time at Cambridge and played with a combination of power and restraint by Julian Lloyd Webber, The River Cam’s lustrous pastel colours evoke Vaughan Williams.’ Pwyll ap Sion […]

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Turkish Daily News 27th June 2007 Classic brilliance resonates in ancient walls Istanbul Concert Review Music gently winds through the corridors of the ancient Byzantine structure Hagia Eirini, at the concert, Festival Meetings II, performed by an acclaimed cellist, cello quartet and pianist As four cellists raise their bows in the air and strike the […]

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William Lloyd Webber

A Celebration of William Lloyd Webber Classicalsource March 2014 St Martin’s Voices Andrew Earis (organ) Charlotte Scott (violin), Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) & Rebeca Omordia (piano) Nicholas Wearne (organ) Rowan Morton Gledhill (presenter) St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Given the fame of his two sons, Andrew and Julian, it was perhaps […]

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Walton Passacaglia

Fanfare June 1997 BRITISH CELLO MUSIC, Volume I & II Julian Lloyd Webber’s performances of British music always carry the imprimatur of authority. and transmit a palpable sense of conviction that never fails to win new devotees to this area of the cello literature. I am especially happy, then, to welcome these splendid offerings back […]

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Walton Cello Concerto

Classics Today December 2004 Walton Cello Concerto The coupling is a logical one: the cello concertos of Elgar and Walton, played by British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, an empathetic artist with a special affinity for English cello literature. Lloyd Webber’s recording of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor was made in July 1985, with the […]

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Vivaldi Concertos for Two Cellos

Music Web December 2014 Vivaldi Concertos for Two Cellos Concertos for two Cellos, RV 531, plus various arrs by J Lloyd Webber Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello); European Union ChamberOrchestra/Hans-Peter Hofmann Naxos 8.573374 62.31 mins I had the good fortune to hear the first concerto RV532, arranged from one for two mandolins, on Radio […]

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Vaughan Williams Romanza

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. DELIUS: 2 Pieces for cello and chamber orchestra. GRAINGER: Youthful rapture; Brigg Fair (arr.Palmer). DYSON: Fantasy. IRELAND: The Holy Boy. WALFORD DAVIES: Solemn Melody. HOLST: Invocation, Op. 19/2. Cyril […]

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Various Concert Reviews

Turkish Daily News 27th June 2007 Classic brilliance resonates in ancient walls Istanbul Concert Review Music gently winds through the corridors of the ancient Byzantine structure Hagia Eirini, at the concert, Festival Meetings II, performed by an acclaimed cellist, cello quartet and pianist As four cellists raise their bows in the air and strike the […]

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Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations

Birmingham Post 16th February 2009 Tchaikovsy Rococo Variations in A minor Op.33 Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Hall Shostakovich’s sixth symphony, wedged between the popular fifth and the epic Leningrad, is an enigmatic little work. Great claims have been made for it but perhaps that is because, between those two huge musical edifices, it […]

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Sullivan Cello Concerto

Gramophone Good CD Guide 1999 Sullivan Cello Concerto Sullivan Cello Concerto in D major (reconstr. Mackerras and Mackie). Symphony in E major, “Irish”. Overture di ballo. Elgar Romance, Op. 62 (arr. vc). Julian Lloyd Webber (vc); London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Charles Mackerras; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Charles Groves. EMI British Composers CDM7 […]

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