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George Lloyd: Symphonies 1 & 12 / George Lloyd, Albany SO

Album Summary

>Lloyd, George : Symphony no 1 in A
>Lloyd, George : Symphony no 12
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The audience at the Troy Music Hall was in for a treat the night of March 30, 1990: George Lloyd, whose 'Symphony No. 11' had been premiered with the Albany Symphony to rapturous acclaim a few years earlier, was going to conduct both his earliest and latest 'Symphonies.' The First was written in a burst of inspiration after he turned 19 and it was first performed in November of 1932, with a second performance a year later. Then the work was revised twice, and untouched until the 1980s, when Lloyd deemed it worthy of revival. A wonderfully romantic, tuneful work, it abounds in youthful energy and not only sounds robustly "British" but even shows hints of the great Italian opera composers both Lloyd and his father had a passion for. The 'Twelfth Symphony,' commissioned for the Albany Symphony, would be his last work in the series. Like the 'Symphony in A,' the work is in a single movement consisting of three continuous sections. Youthful abandon has been replaced by a soaring, heartbreaking lyricism and a sense of drama reflecting the long, often frustrating artistic life Lloyd had, but the work also revels in a kind of victory and resultant calm one achieves late in life.



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Works Details

>Lloyd, George : Symphony no 1 in A
  • Conductor: George Lloyd
  • Ensemble: Albany Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY (04/02/1990-04/03/1990)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1932

>Lloyd, George : Symphony no 12
  • Notes: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY (04/02/1990-04/03/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1989