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George Lloyd: Symphonies 4, 5 & 8
George Lloyd, Edward Downes, Philharmonia Orchestra of London
George Lloyd: Symphonies 4, 5 & 8
Genre: Classical
 
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  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (3) - Disc #3

Legendary performances on CD for the first time--three discs for the price of two! George Lloyd (1913-1998) had three symphonies and two operas produced before he was twenty-five, despite little formal education. When he w...  more »

      
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All Artists: George Lloyd, Edward Downes, Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Title: George Lloyd: Symphonies 4, 5 & 8
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Lyrita
Original Release Date: 1/1/2007
Re-Release Date: 10/9/2007
Album Type: Box set
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPCs: 400000002460, 5020926225825

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Legendary performances on CD for the first time--three discs for the price of two! 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.