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Bridge Scherzetto

www.classicsource.com April 2012 National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain at Cadogan Hall with Julian Lloyd Webber There are several advantages for the audience attending a youth orchestra concert: in the first place, the musicians are all pleased to be there, and are keen to do their best; secondly, rather more rehearsal time than is usually […]

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Bridge Elegy

Penguin Guide to CDs 2000/1 British Cello Music Vol.2 ‘British cello music’, Vol. 2 (with John McCabe, piano): STANFORD: Sonata No. 2, op. 39. BRIDGE: Elegy; Scherzetto. IRELAND: Sonata in G min. The Stanford Second Cello sonata (1893 — written between the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies) is revealed here as an inspired work whose opening […]

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Bridge Oration

Music Web CD Review Benjamin BRITTEN (1913-1976) Cello Symphony op. 68 (1963) [37:37] Frank BRIDGE (1879-1941) Oration – Concerto Elegiaco for cello and orchestra (1930) [30:41] Steven Isserlis (cello) City London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox rec. Studio 1, Abbey Road, London, 12, 14 March 1987. DDD EMI CLASSICS BRITISH COMPOSERS 5059162 [68:18] There are plenty of links […]

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Brahms Trio in A Minor

Seen and Heard International October 2012 Three Musicians Display Empathy for John Ireland’s Music John Ireland – Cello Sonata in G minor; Fantasy Sonata for clarinet and piano Brahms – Trio for piano, clarinet and cello in A minor, Op 114 Octogenarian, Jeanie Moore MVO, despite her diminutive stature, punches considerably above her weight when […]

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Brahms Sonatas for cello and piano

The Strad December 2001 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor,op 33 Autumn Drizzle At the Cuarteto Casals’s coffee concert in the Wigmore Hall on 9 September, I was disturbed to see second violinist Abel Tomas come on stage first, I was ever more worried v/hen saw that he was going to lead in the first […]

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Bliss Cello Concerto

Musical Times December 1972 Bliss Cello Concerto (first London performance) Bliss Cello Concerto I missed the work of the third Icelandic composer, Atli Heimir Sveinsson’s Together with you, being tempted to slip into the Elizabeth Hall next door for the first London performance of Bliss’s Cello Concerto, written for Rostropovich, first heard at Aldeburgh two […]

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Beethoven Sonata Reviews

The Guardian 15th December 1987 Edward Greenfield on Malcolm Arnold’s cello premiere ‘Love notes’ MALCOLM ARNOLD, colourful and prolific among British composers, has been losing out on both those qualities in recent years. But here, in the Fantasy for solo cello he has written for Julian Lloyd Webber he has bounced back with a work […]

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Bantock Sapphic Poem

Gramophone Good CD Guide 1999 Sappho’s songs and Sapphic Poem Bantock Sappho. Sapphic Poem. Susan Bickley (mez); Julian Lloyd Webber (vc); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vernon Handley. Hyperion CDA66899 (75 minutes:DDD). Text included. Recorded 1997. Gramophone Editor’s Choice. Sappho was the fourth in a series of exotic song-cycles with piano accompaniment Bantock composed from 1898 […]

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Bach Air on a G String

Julian Lloyd Webber and the EU Chamber Orchestra at St George’s, Bristol 20th April 2012 The European Union is not something one would normally expect to be associated with music, but their chamber orchestra is exceptional. Formed in 1981, they now have a worldwide reputation as musical ambassadors. Opening an evening of style and grace […]

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Bach

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 […]

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