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David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« on: June 11, 2022, 03:38:46 PM »
Recently I found out this remarkable conductor had died. His Naxos recordings have been greatly admired by many.

May he rest in peace.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2022, 03:49:01 PM »
I'm very sorry to read that, I remember him very well for his marvelous recordings of Holst's works.
May he rest in peace.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2022, 06:21:50 PM »
Truly a shame, especially for British music. He was such an ardent champion of Bax, Alwyn et. al. May he rest in peace.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2022, 12:02:42 AM »
Very sad news- although he was older that I thought. A great loss to British music but he leaves a fine legacy of recorded music.
I remember buying his fine Holst CD at the Holst Birthplace Museum in Cheltenham many years ago. He also recorded Milford's moving 'The Darkling Thrush' for Dutton. I have many recordings by him, including music by VW, Bax, Alwyn, Malcolm Arnold, Bliss, Moeran etcetc.


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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2022, 12:41:47 AM »
I have at least two of his Naxos releases: Elgar's Falstaff/Elegy/Sanguine Fan and Alwyn's Symphonies 2 & 5.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2022, 12:54:10 AM »
Excellent conductor and champion of British music. RIP

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2022, 04:41:44 AM »
I really loved his Bax recordings.

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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2022, 05:18:21 AM »
I have at least two of his Naxos releases: Elgar's Falstaff/Elegy/Sanguine Fan and Alwyn's Symphonies 2 & 5.
That Alwyn CD is very good. It was the first (I think) in his cycle and also included the eloquent Lyra Angelica:
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2022, 07:19:53 AM »
Very sad news - at least he lived a long and fruitful life. The yeoman’s work he did for British symphonic music - along with Richard Hickox, Vernon Handley, and others - is nothing but admirable. Rest In Peace, Mr. Lloyd-Jones.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2022, 08:08:43 AM »
Very sad news- although he was older that I thought. A great loss to British music but he leaves a fine legacy of recorded music.
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+1.

Some of those 'budget-label' Naxos recordings were indeed surprisingly sumptuous, such as his A Colour Symphony.

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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2022, 04:39:46 AM »
All the praise above is 100% true and well-earned re British music (I particularly like his Naxos/Bliss discs) BUT in wider terms his greatest enduring legacy must be the founding of Opera North in the UK which remains to this day a fantastic organisation and before that his promotion of the operas of Mussorgsky et al - in his own way (but not with a recorded legacy sadly) every bit as important as what Mackerras did for Janacek.

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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2022, 05:31:51 AM »
It's sad to see that Presto Classical didn't even mention Lloyd-Jones' passing. ??? A champion of British and Russian music forgotten already? :-\
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2022, 12:32:19 PM »
+1.

Some of those 'budget-label' Naxos recordings were indeed surprisingly sumptuous, such as his A Colour Symphony.

The A Colour Symphony/Adam Zero CD features in the book '1001 Classical Recordings you must hear before you Die'.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2022, 11:36:04 AM »
The A Colour Symphony/Adam Zero CD features in the book '1001 Classical Recordings you must hear before you Die'.

One of this Dave's Faves.  I have other fine recordings of the Colour Symphony (e.g. Handley, Groves), but this is still my favorite.

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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2022, 02:49:07 PM »
That Alwyn CD is very good. It was the first (I think) in his cycle and also included the eloquent Lyra Angelica:


btw thanks for the recommendation, it is a great recording.

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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2022, 11:00:42 AM »
This is a terrific recording.
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Re: David Lloyd-Jones has passed away (1934 – 2022)
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2022, 12:48:56 AM »
Another terrible loss for music. Sorry to hear that. He will be remembered by us along with the greatest legends. RIP.💔🖤🌟