George Lloyd: Concerto for Violin & Strings and Concerto for Violin & Winds
George Lloyd studied violin with the great English player Albert Sammons, and writing for the violin came naturally to him. These two concertos are unusual in that No 1 is written for violin and wind ensemble (woodwinds in threes, 2 horns, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones, with no percussion or strings) and No 2 is written for violin and strings only.
“It is our contention that George Lloyd put some of his most imaginative and unusual music into his chamber music and concertos. The symphonies and choral works are big, romantic, immediately appealing” Presto Classical