Julian Lloyd Webber: A Span of Time

 
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Julian Lloyd Webber: A Span of Time
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) with Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cello) John Lenehan (piano) Catrin Finch (harp)

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Release Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018

Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the world's most admired cellists, notably expanded his instrument's repertoire in the concert hall and on disc. In this retrospective of his art he can be heard as soloist, arranger and conductor. He evokes the lyricism of the songs of Frederick Delius and John Ireland with rich expressivity, adapts a selection of music from Monteverdi to Arvo Pärt for the combination of two cellos, and crafts new and exciting Vivaldi arrangements. His conducting prowess is shown by supremely sensitive performances of English string music.

"This is expressly a CD for those who enjoy a pair of cellos, beautifully played and lended together in slow lyrical tunes, with a stylish piano accompaniment." (Gramophone on A Tale of Two Cellos)

"The most worthwhile tracks surround the cellists' effusions with space, air and Catrin Finch's harp...Throughout, John Lenehan's piano gives helpful support." (BBC Music on A Tale of Two Cellos)

'Julian Lloyd Webber, here as (primarily) conductor, offers an impressive disc of English music that demonstrates a richly rewarding affinity for the repertoire. (Editor's Choice Gramophone April 2015 on And the Bridge is Love)

"Hearing the songs of both composers without the texts, and played with such attention to contour and gradation, reminds us just how masterly and diverse both composers were in their art of the solo song...As the title of the disc suggests, this is an ideal collection to while away the summer evenings." Gramophone on Evening Songs

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This set contains the albums:
Evening Songs
And the Bridge is Love
A Tale of Two Cellos
Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Cellos