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Lloyd: Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 & 8

Philharmonia Orchestra, Edward Downes

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Symphony No. 4 in B Major  
1.1
I. Allegro moderato
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
17:10
1.2
II. Lento tranquillo
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
12:39
1.3
III. Allegro scherzando
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
13:17
1.4
IV. Lento - Allegro non troppo
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
19:46
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major  
2.1
I. Pastorale. Allegretto con tenerezza
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
12:24
2.2
II. Corale. Grave
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
11:07
2.3
III. Rondo. Delicatamente scherzando
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
9:08
2.4
IV. Lamento. Adagio drammatico
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
14:14
2.5
V. Finale. Vivace
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
10:37
Symphony No. 8  
3.1
I. Tranquillo - Allegro
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
18:32
3.2
II. Largo
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
14:13
3.3
III. Vivace
George Lloyd; Philharmonia Orchestra; Edward Downes
12:40
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:45:47
Legendary performances on record for the first time! George Lloyd (1913-1998) had three symphonies and two operas produced before he was twenty-five, despite little formal education. When he was just nineteen, Lloyd wrote his First Symphony. This promising start to a career in music was literally blasted to a halt by the war. Severely shell-shocked by an explosion, he was only slowly nursed back to health over many years by his devoted wife, Nancy. In 1951 he abandoned the world of music, resuming composition only in 1973. His Late Romantic style was no longer in fashion, and the revival of interest in his sweeping symphonies has been thanks in large part to championship by the conductor of this recording, Sir Edward Downes.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Lyrita Studio Masters

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