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Julian Lloyd Webber - Lullaby


Release Date: 04/07/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 442426   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Julian Lloyd WebberRobert SchumannFranz SchubertXavier Montsalvatge,   ... 
Performer:  Pamela ChowhanJulian Lloyd WebberJohn LenehanRichard Rodney Bennett
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This attractive disc deserves to be very popular.

This album provides a companion to Julian Lloyd Webber’s much admired “Cello Song” a couple of years ago, and once again he has skilfully managed to choose a sequence of pieces that retains the same overall mood without monotony – though that consideration may in any case not much worry someone seeking late-night ‘easy listening’. This attractive disc actually begins with a piece by Lloyd Webber – his first ever and written in 1992 for his six-week-old son David. Indeed, the inspiration for this whole album of lullabies is, he tells us, “the innocence of childhood” and the cellist also thinks it his “most personal recording”.

There are 21 tracks here and
Read more all are attractive music from, and for, a child’s world, though not everything is strictly speaking a cradle song. Lloyd Webber plays consistently with an ideal intimacy and care, and John Lenehan, who also composed the lullaby called Alice, is an excellent partner – though Richard Rodney Bennett and Pam Chowhan also participate in their own arrangements. The thoughtful and imaginative booklet-essay is on cradle songs generally and doesn’t attempt to deal with the individual pieces, but few purchasers of this disc will mind that. They will also not mind that the recording, close but not distractingly so, favours the lovely sound of Lloyd Webber’s cello. This attractive disc deserves to be very popular.

-- Christopher Headington, Gramophone [1/1996]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Song for Baba by Julian Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Pamela Chowhan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Pamela Chowhan 
2.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
3.
Wiegenlied, D 498/Op. 98 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano), Pamela Chowhan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Julian Lloyd Webber 
4.
Canciones negras (5): no 4, Canción de cuna para dormir a un negrito by Xavier Montsalvatge
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
5.
Shepherd's Lullaby by Thomas James Hewitt
Performer:  Pamela Chowhan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Pamela Chowhan 
6.
Pieces (2) for Piano, B 188: no 1, Lullaby by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Julian Lloyd Webber and John Lenehan 
7.
Zigeunermelodien (7), Op. 55: no 4, Als die alte Mutter by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  John Lenehan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
8.
Baby, let me take you dreaming by Sammy Cahn
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This selection is part of a film medley including "Welcome to my dream" and "Sleepyhead."
Arranged: Richard Rodney Bennet 
9.
Welcome to my dream by Sonny Burke
Performer:  Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This selection is part of a film medley including "Baby, let me take you dreaming" and "Sleepyhead."
Arranged: Richard Rodney Bennett 
10.
The Girl Friend: Sleepyhead by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), Richard Rodney Bennett (Piano)
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This selection is part of a film medley including "Baby, let me take you
dreaming" and "Welcome to my dream."
Arranged: Richard Rodney Bennety 
11.
Slumber Song by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
12.
Lullaby, Op. 57 no 2 by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
13.
Slumber Song by William Lloyd Webber
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
14.
Child Songs (4), Op. 5: no 3, Where go the boats? by Roger Quilter
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
15.
Chants d'Auvergne: Volume 3 - no 4, Brezairola by Joseph Canteloube
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
16.
A Little Song by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
17.
Alice by John Lenehan
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
18.
L'Histoire de Babar: Lent et mélancolique by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1945; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
19.
Gentle Dreams by Dave Heath
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
20.
Mary's Lullaby by John Rutter
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: David Wilcocks 
21.
Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
22.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello), John Lenehan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Julian Lloyd Webber 
23.
Rock-a-bye Baby by Traditional
Performer:  Pamela Chowhan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This work is part of a 'Nursery Suite' that includes "Rocking Carol" and "Golden Slumbers."
Arranged: Pamela Chowhan 
24.
Golden Slumbers by Traditional
Performer:  Pamela Chowhan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Written: Wales, UK 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This work is part of a 'Nursery Suite' that includes "Rock-a-bye Baby" and
"Rocking Carol."
Arranged: Pamela Chowhan 
25.
Rocking by Traditional
Performer:  Pamela Chowhan (Piano), Julian Lloyd Webber (Cello)
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 10/1993 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Notes: This work is part of a 'Nursery Suite' that includes "Rock-a-bye Baby" and "Golden Slumbers."
Arranged: Pamela Chowhan 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Best lullbay CD for anyone July 5, 2013 By Beatrice B. (Bakersfield, CA) See All My Reviews "This recording is such a great gift for a newborn and its parents. I have purchased several as friends have babies. Each well received. When we want a soothing send off to sleep, I put this one on. We are in our 80's and love being lulled to sleep with it." Report Abuse
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