It might be worth mentioning that the subject of this week's "This week's
Composer", daily on Radio 3, is George Lloyd. I know next to nothing
about Lloyd except that he always seems to have been very popular and
totally neglected both at the same time. There is also a belief that
his music was banned for years by the BBC because it was shockingly
old-fashioned. Maybe they are now trying to make up to him.
Nor, to the best of my knowledge, had I heard any of his music until
a couple of months ago when I sat in on a BBC studio recording of the
4th symphony, and was bowled over by it. I understand that Lloyd had
a special relationship with this orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic (so was
there ever really a ban?) and it certainly sounded like it. The players
put heart and soul into it and then a bit more. They certainly convinced
Has anyone any views on his music?
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