David Lloyd-Jones

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Born: November 19, 1934; London, England  
David Lloyd-Jones is one of the most prominent English conductors of his generation. He initially became associated with Russian operatic works not least because of his fluency in the Russian language. He led notable performances of Boris Godunov in 1971 at Covent Garden and gave the British premiere of Prokofiev's War and Peace in 1972 at Sadler's Wells. Lloyd-Jones gradually became identified with British orchestral music, however, often Read more championing lesser-known composers in his lengthy discography, which now runs to more than 50 discs. He has recorded all the symphonies of Alwyn and Bax and has explored whole chunks of the orchestral outputs of Bliss, Holst, Rawsthorne, and others. Lloyd-Jones has recorded for Hyperion and Naxos.

Lloyd-Jones was born in London on November 19, 1934. Musically, he was a late bloomer, not landing his first important post until 1959, and that as a Russian language coach at Covent Garden. This appointment was awarded largely because of earlier studies in Russian and German at Oxford University. His first advanced studies in music did not come until the mid-'50s when Lloyd-Jones took private instruction with composer Iain Hamilton.

In 1960 Lloyd-Jones served as an assistant to John Pritchard at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He soon began to freelance as a conductor throughout England and also started making his own translations of Russian-language operas, presenting his own version of Boris Godunov at the Scottish Opera in 1967. Though he had become identified with the Russian repertory, Lloyd-Jones was also doing other operatic works, including Haydn's rarely heard La fedeltà premiata (1971).

Lloyd-Jones was instrumental in the founding of Opera North (and its orchestra the English Northern Philharmonia) in 1978, for which he served as musical director and later as artistic director, until 1990. During this period he oversaw the production of 50 operas, including Krenek's Jonny spielt auf in 1984 (a British premiere) and Prokofiev's The Love for Three Oranges (1989).

Throughout the 1980s and '90s, as well as in the new century, Lloyd-Jones was also busy compiling a huge discography, mainly of British orchestral music. His Bax symphony and orchestral works series for Naxos, running to eight discs, was completed in 2003 and had received consistently high praise. Among his more recent recordings is the 2006 CD of pianos concertos by Delius and John Ireland, with pianist Piers Lane, part of Hyperion Records' Romantic Piano Concerto series. Read less

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Composers

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Born: November 19, 1934; London, England  
David Lloyd-Jones is one of the most prominent English conductors of his generation. He initially became associated with Russian operatic works not least because of his fluency in the Russian language. He led notable performances of Boris Godunov in 1971 at Covent Garden and gave the British premiere of Prokofiev's War and Peace in 1972 at Sadler's Wells. Lloyd-Jones gradually became identified with British orchestral music, however, often Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro moderato e vigoroso
II. Adagio ed espressivo
III. Vivace (allegro ma non troppo)
I. Maestoso - Moderato e ritmico
II. Andante - Vivace
III. Andante
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegretto e molto semplice
III. Allegro moderato alla marcia - Coda: Allegro e pesante
Variation 1: Elements
Variation 2: Ballet
Variation 3: Assertion
Variation 4: Speculation
Variation 5: Interjections
Variation 6: Scherzo I
Variation 7: Contemplation
Variation 8: Polonaise
Variation 9: Funeral Processions
Variation 10: Cool Interlude
Variation 11: Scherzo II
Variation 12: Duet
Variation 13: Dedicated to G.D. and A.D.
Variation 14: Affirmation
Act I Scene 1: Introduction
Act I Scene 1: Each day this realm of England faints and fails (Cedric, Men)
Act I Scene 1: Good Thane, most noble Thane, I pray ... (Isaac, Men, Cedric, Squire)
Act I Scene 1: Welcome, Sir Knights! (Cedric, de Bracy, Brian, Isaac, Women, Men, Rowena)
Act I Scene 1: Drink, drink ye all ... (Cedric, Men, de Bracy, Brian, Rowena, Ivanoe, All)
Act I Scene 1: The Palmer! The holy Palmer! (Men, , Cedric, Brian, Rowena, de Bracy)
Act I Scene 1: Is she not fair? And she is rich withal (de Bracy, Brian, Men)
Act I Scene 2: O moon, art thou clad in silver mail ... (Rowena)
Act I Scene 2: Good Palmer, thou didst speak of one I knew ... (Rowena, )
Act I Scene 2: Like mountain lark my sprit upward springs (, Isaac)
Act I Scene 3: Will there be no more fighting? (Sopranos, Chorus, Friar, King, All)
Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Plantagenesta! (All)
Act I Scene 3: Isaac, my Jew, my purse of Gold (Prince John, Cedric, de Bracy, Rebecca)
Act I Scene 3: Tis from our Royal brother, Louis of France (Prince John, Heralds, Crowd)
Act I Scene 3: What means his motto? (Sopranos, Crowd, Friar, Locksley, Prince John, Rowena, Cedric, All)
I. Larghetto - Allegro vivace
II. Scherzo: In Landler tempo - Trio 1: Presto - Trio 2: (Poco piu lento)
III. Andante tranquillo
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adante con moto, ma piu tranquillo
III. Allegro moderato
I. Moderato molto e ritmico
II. Adagio con moto (alla Siciliano)
III. Vivace
I. The Indian Queen
II. A Trip to Italy
III. Colonel Thornton's Strathspey
IV. Reel: The Perthshire Hunt
V. Reel: Loch Earn
VI. Carleton House
VII. Miss Ann Carnegie's Hornpipe
I. Allegro appassionato
II. Lento espressivo
III. Scherzo: Allegro con fuoco
IV. Adagio - Allegro
Scene I: Opening Dance
Scene I: Poll's Solo - Pas de Deux
Scene I: Captain Belaye's Solo
Scene I: Pas de Trois
Scene I: Finale
Scene II: Poll's Solo
Scene II: Jasper's Solo
Scene III: Belaye's Solo - Sailor's Drill
Scene III: Poll's Solo
Scene III: Entry of Belaye with Blanche as Bride
Scene III: Reconciliation
Scene III: Grand Finale
I. Allegro con brio
II. Theme and variations
III. Finale: Rondo
I. Lento e grave
II. Scherzo: Allegro
III. Lento
IV. Finale: Allegro molto
I. Allegro vivace e giojoso
II. Intermezzo: Allegro agitato, ma moderato in tempo
III. Andante molto moderato
IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo
I. Allegro
II. Tempo di minuetto (Allegro molto moderato)
III. Variations: Andante
IV. Finale: Allegro giusto
No. 1. Moderato e ritmico
No. 2. Waltz tempo - languidamente
No. 3. Allegro scherzando (ma non troppo allegro)
No. 4. Moderato
No. 5. Poco allegretto e semplice
No. 6. Allegro giocoso
I. Andante e rubato
II. Vivace
I. Adagio - Allegro ritmico - Andante espressivo - Adagio
II. Allegro leggiero
III. Adagio (ma con moto)
IV. Allegro jubilante
I. Allegro molto
II. Poco adagio
III. Allegro con fuoco - In tempo meno mosso (Tempo moderato) - In tempo primo
I. Maestoso ma con moto ? Allegro ? A tempo primo
II. Molto vivace ? Meno mosso, ma con moto ? A tempo primo
III. Adagio e molto calmato ? Poco piu mosso ? Allegro ? A tempo primo ? Maestoso
I. Moderato e molto ritmico
II. Adagio e poco rubato
III. Allegro ? Lento ? Andante con moto ? Allegro moderato
I. Darkness and Light
II. The Song of the Zodiac
III. The Messengers of Speech
I. Veni, Emmanuel
II. Corde natus
III. Laetatus sum
I. Energico
II. Andante
III. Allegro risoluto - L'istesso tempo - Molto moderato - Vivace - Molto sostenuto - Poco andante - Poco allegretto - Presto - Grazioso -
IV. Poco adagio - Andante - Allegro assai - Andante molto moderato
I. Adagio
II. Adagio, ma non troppo
III. Moderato
IV. Allegro giubiloso - Andante con moto
I. Con moto - Molto moderato - Quasi Adagio molto calmato
II. Allegro molto - Moderato largamente - Molto
I. Allegro tempestuoso
II. Allegro
III. Allegro non troppo
IV. Poco maestoso - Allegro risoluto
I. Allegro piacevole
II. Poco lento e liberamente
III. Country Dance (Allegro giocoso)
IV. Andante
I. Allegro
II. Alla sarabanda (Andantino)
III. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
IV. Allegro risoluto
No. 1. Lento, ma non troppo
No. 2. Gaily, but not quick
Allegro con brio
Adagietto
Andante maestoso - Molto vivo
I. Allegro
II. Lento - In Legendary Mood: Piu mosso - Tempo I
III. Theme and Variations: Allegro - Andante - Vivace - Epilogue
I. Moderato - Allegro con fuoco
II. Lento molto espressivo
III. Introduction ? Scherzo and Trio: (Allegro vivace - Andante semplice) ? Epilogue: Lento
I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Vivace
IV. Lento - Allegro molto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Tema con variazioni: Tema -
II. Var. I: a tempo, ma un poco piu mosso -
II. Var. II: Allegro vivace -
II. Var. III: Poco meno mosso -
II. Var. IV: Andantino -
II. Var. V: Andante -
II. Var. VI
III. Allegro risoluto
What God hath done is rightly done (Cantata 199)
Lord, hear my longing (Chorale Prelude, 'Herzlich tut mich')
See what His love can do (Cantata 85)
Ah! How ephemeral (Cantata 26)
Sheep may safely graze (Cantata 208)
Praise be to God (Cantata 129)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Lento moderato
III. Allegro
I. Mars, the Bringer of War
II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
VI. Uranus, the Magician
VII. Neptune, the Mystic
Scherzo
Nocturne
March
Lento, ma non troppo
Gaily, but not quick
Prelude
Air
Dance
Allegro moderato
Andante
Presto


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