Tuesday 25 June 2013

George Lloyd manuscripts

George Lloyd in the Pit at The Lyceum Theatre 1935 (Aged 22)
In the Pit at The Lyceum Theatre 1935 (Aged 22)
George Lloyd's original manuscripts, including 130 of the composer's scores, have been acquired by the British Library. The composer's centenary takes place on 28 June 2013, and will be marked by a number of events including a performance of HMS Trinidad March at the Last Night of the Proms, a late night  Prom performance of the Requiem, and he will be  Composer of the Week BBC Radio 3. (In the autumn Surrey Opera will be performing his opera Iernin).

Lloyd’s Symphony No 4 will be on public display in the Treasure Room of the British Library for the next six months. Lloyd was something of a child prodigy, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra premiered his first symphony in 1933. But he suffered during the second world war, and afterwards found himself out of step with the development of modernism. Further information from the George Lloyd Society website.

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