Category Archives: Reviews

The Singing Strad

BBC Music Magazine, May 2021 The Singing Strad CD Small but perfectly formed, The Singing Strad (Decca 485 1567) encapsulates two decades of recordings by Julian Lloyd Webber across three discs. Released to mark his 70th birthday, it represents the cellist at the top of his game before injury forced his retirement from public performance. […]

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Vivaldi Concerto for two cellos

Birmingham Post on May 31 2018 Orchestra of the Swan at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire May 28, 2018 Reviewer: Christopher Morley It was a wonderful house-warming as Orchestra of the Swan moved into its new Birmingham residence on Bank Holiday afternoon, and there was a packed audience to savour the occasion. Julian Lloyd Webber, RBC […]

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Haydn Concerto in C

Birmingham Post on May 31 2018 Orchestra of the Swan at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire May 28, 2018 Reviewer: Christopher Morley It was a wonderful house-warming as Orchestra of the Swan moved into its new Birmingham residence on Bank Holiday afternoon, and there was a packed audience to savour the occasion. Julian Lloyd Webber, RBC […]

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Elgar Introduction and Allegro

Birmingham Post on May 31 2018 Orchestra of the Swan at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire May 28, 2018 Reviewer: Christopher Morley It was a wonderful house-warming as Orchestra of the Swan moved into its new Birmingham residence on Bank Holiday afternoon, and there was a packed audience to savour the occasion. Julian Lloyd Webber, RBC […]

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60th Birthday Concert

Strad Magazine July edition 2011 60th Birthday Concert ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON, 14 APRIL 2011 Julian Lloyd Webber attracted an A-list cast of musical friends to celebrate his 60th birthday with him. As a cellist he has always been equally at home in traditional repertoire and popular music – he was famously featured in the […]

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Unexpected Songs

ArkivMusic.com 2006 Unexpected Songs review Release Date: 07/18/2006 Label: Emi Classics Composer: Richard M. Sherman, Traditional, Astor Piazzolla, Michael Balfe, Frédéric Chopin, Sir Edward Elgar, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Oscar Rasbach, Reynaldo Hahn, Amy Woodforde Finden, Nitin Sawhney, Gabriel Fauré, Roger Quilter, Franz Schubert, Carl Orff, James Horner, Edward MacDowell, Andrew Lloyd Webber Performer: Catrin Finch, Julian […]

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Encore! Travels with My Cello Vol.2

Gramophone March 1987 ENCORE! TRAVELS WITH MY CELLO, Volume 2 Julian Lloyd Webber (vc); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Nicholas Cleobury. Lloyd Webber’s cello is off on its travels again: Catfish Row, Sweden, Turkey, France, Skye, Spain, Japan, ‘Somewhere’, Germany, India, Vienna. And one geographically unidentifiable, Vangelis for his Une apres-midi. This is written for synthesizers, […]

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Travels with my cello

Gramophone March 1985 TRAVELS WITH MY CELLO. Julian Lloyd Webber (vlc); English Chamber Orchestra Nicholas Cleobury. Phillps 412 231 -2PN. Form 412 231-1PH (2/85). Including.- Flight of the bumble-bee; Golliwog’s cake walk; Londonderry Air; Pizzicato Polka; The Swan: Andante affettuoso; Ave Maria; Sabre Dance (all arr. Palmer). “The cello can do far more than most […]

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Romantic Cello Concertos

Musical Opinion April 2010 Romantic Cello Concertos CD JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER: ROMANTIC CELLO CONCERTOS Rodrigo: Concierto como un divertimento; Delius: Concerto for cello and orchestra+; Lalo: Cello Concerto in D minor Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, conductor; +Philharmonia Orchestra, Vernon Handley, conductor Sony Music 88697570022 1 hour 17 minutes Romantic Cello […]

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