[ Lyrita / 3 CD ]
Release Date: Saturday 1 September 2007
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"Three late romantic symphonies by a romantic master. The merits are accentuated by the excellent notes, the glories of analogue engineering, by Downes' grip on the Fourth Symphony and by the thoughtfully attractive price" (MusicWeb Aug 2007)
"This Lyrita set is irresistible if you want to explore Lloyd's symphonies for the first time. I know at least one person who has remained unimpressed by Lloyd. Certainly his best purely orchestral work is to be found in the symphonies 4-8 where this romantic master vies with Bax and Alwyn but remains completely distinctive. The top-line merits of this set are accentuated by Lewis Foreman's excellent notes which nicely chart the Lloyd renaissance, by the glories of the analogue engineering, by Downes' grip on the Fourth Symphony and by the thoughtfully attractive pricing decision."
(MusicWeb Aug 2007)
"The performances are first rate. Downes and the Philharmonia realise the changing moods of the music to perfection, and play with genuine commitment. The sound and balance of these late-analogue recordings is excellent and a very believable concert-hall balance is created. As usual with Lyrita the presentation is of a high standard, with fascinating programme notes by Lewis Foreman and the composer himself."
(MusicWeb Sept 2007)
Symphony No. 4 in B (1945-6) [60:02]
Symphony No. 5 in B flat (1947-8) [57:34]
Symphony No. 8 (1961 orch. 1965) [45:28]