George Lloyd: Piano Concerto No. 4, The Lily-Leaf And The Grasshopper & The Transformation of That Naked Ape
Piano Concerto No.4 (1970) is a highly tuneful work, written in a cheerful, slightly ironical mood, in contrast to the more sombre tones of the first three concertos. There are also solo piano works with descriptive titles: The Lily-Leaf and the Grasshopper and The Transformation of that Naked Ape.
“Lloyd has an ability matched by no one else writing music today to immediately and directly touch the heart, and this is an example of that ability at its finest” Henry Fogel
“it is a sheer delight the London Symphony directed by Lloyd are on top form” Sheffield Star
“All-in-all the concerto is a richly entertaining and memorable work which I can confidently recommend. With the composer at the helm and Kathryn Stott as a first-rate soloist, the performance could hardly be improved upon” Amazon Reviewer