Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Cellos - Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber
Julian Lloyd Webber joins his cellist wife for his 'farewell' album. Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 22 September 2014.
This latest recording from Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber will have added poignancy for his fans around the world as the cellist has now been forced to withdraw from performing because of an injury.
This album came in at No.20 in Classic FM's Album of the Year 2014. See the full chart here >
The Lloyd Webbers' last album release together was the highly successful A Tale of Two Cellos, which was both critically acclaimed and commercially a hit. Here they continue to demonstrate their musical as well as personal chemistry with works by Vivaldi.
The Concerto in G minor was Vivaldi's only original concerto for two cellos. Alongside this appear works that Lloyd Webber has himself arranged, the cellos taking the place of other instruments in Vivaldi's repertoire. There's also a bonus track from Astor Piazzolla, displaying all of his most distinctive hallmarks.
As with its predecessor, this album displays musicianship of the highest order and is a fitting farewell to a great player.
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