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Peter Lloyd Tribute 1931-2018
Peter Lloyd brief Biography Peter Lloyd, former principal flute with the London Symphony, studied at the Royal College of Music, London and with Fernand Caratge and Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris, as well as lessons and masterclasses with Marcel Moyse and Geoffrey Gilbert. He held principal flute positions in the Scottish National, Halle, and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras before joining the London Symphony in 1967. He is a member of the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet, the London Virtuosi and the English Taskin Players, groups with whom he tours extensively. Recently released is his recording of French music to add to albums of wind quintets and concertos by Siegmeister and John Williams and he has taken part in hundreds of orchestral recordings with the London Symphony and smaller groups. He has taught in Scotland, the Guildhall School in London, University of Indiana and is presently teaching at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He also gives masterclasses and recitals throughout Europe and the Far East. Peter Lloyd Orchestral Recordings With the Tuckwell Wind Quintet (EMI) - Barber: Summer Music, Six Bagatelles - Ibert: Three Pieces Breves - Arnold: Six Shanties - Milhaud: Le Cheminee du Roi Renee - Poulenc: Wind Music With Abbado (DGG) - Bartok: Miraculous Mandarin (complete) - Berg: Lulu Suite, Chamber Concerto with Stern & Serkin Altenberg lieder with M. Price - Bizet: Carmen Suite, L'Arlessienne (complete) - Debussy: La Demoiselle Elue, Iberia, L'Apres-midi - Janacek: Sinfonietta - Mendelssohn: Complete Orchestral Music - Moussorgsky: Orchestral Music - Moussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition - Mozart: Piano Concertos with Serkin - Ravel: Bolero, Piano Concertos with Argerich, Tambeau de Couperin, Mother Goose (complete), Alborada del Gracioso, Rhapsody Espangnol - Rossini: Overtures - Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegl - Stravinsky: Firebird Suite, Petrouchka, Jeu de Cartes, Pulcinella (complete), Rite of Spring - Verdi: Overtures With Ashkenazy - Prokofiev: Classical Symphony With Barbirolli (EMI) - Mahler: Various Songs with Janet Baker (Halle) - Strauss: Ein Heldenlaben (LSO) - Vaughn-Williams: The London Symphony (Halle) With Bernstein (CBS or RCA) - Mahler: Symphony #2 - Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, Rite of Spring - Verdi: Requiem With Boulez - Berlioz: Lelio, Symphonie Fantastique - Wagner: Wesendonk Arias with Yvonne Minton With Boult - Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos with Menuhin - Mozart: 2 piano concertos with Previn With Bohm - Tschaikovsky: Symphonies 4,5,6 With Bonynge - Tschaikovsky: various ballet and opera scores, arias with Joan Sutherland With Britten - Britten: Piano Concerto with Richter (ECO) With Butt - Glazanov: Symphony 4 - Rimsky-Korsaskov: Cantes Feeriques With Copeland - Copeland: Many orchestral pieces (1968-69)(CBS or RCA) With Per Drier - Nordheim: Songs with Peter Pears (RPO) With Andrew Davies - Strauss: 4 Last Songs with Te Kenawa With Colin Davies (Phillips) - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis - Berlioz: Les Nuits with Jessye Norman/Ravel songs, Les Nuits with various soloists, Romeo and Juliet, - Faust, Grande Messe des Morts, Grand symphonie Triumphale, Harold in Italy, Symphonie Fantastique - Brahms: Piano Concertos with Stephen Bishop - Mahler: Song of the Earth with Norman & Vickers - Mozart: 2 Piano Concertos with Bishop - Ravel: Scheherezade Songs with J. Norman With Francis - Crussel: Clarinet Repertoire with Thea King With Horenstein (Unicorn) - Hindemith: Mathis der Maler - Mahler: Symphony 1 & 3 - Panufnik: Various works - Strauss: Death and Transfiguration With Joo - Ravel: Bolero, Daphnis, Pavanne With Jochum (EMI) - Beethoven: Symphonies With Kertesz (DECCA) - Brahms: Serenades 1 & 2 - Dvorak: Tone Poems & *some overtures - Kodaly: Psalmus Hungaricus - Mozart: 2 Piano Concertos with Clifford Curzon With Meta - DeFalla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (both versions) With Mackerras - Dvorak: Czeck Suite (ECO) With Maazel - Tschaikovsky: All Piano Concertos with Richter (Philharmonia) With Marriner - Bach: Arias with Janet Baker (Academy of St. Martins) - Bizet: L'Arlessienne complete (ASM), Carmen Suite (ASM) - Mozart: Early Symphonies (ASM), Mass in c minor (ASM) Violin concertos with Suk (ASM) With Morris - Beethoven: Symphonies With Previn - Bartok(EMI): Violin concerto 2 with Perlman - Beethoven: Piano Concertos with Ax (RPO) - Bernstein: Overture Candide - Britten: Young Persons Guide (RPO) - Debussy: La Mer, Nocturnes, L'Apres Midi, Iberia, Ronde de Printemps - Elgar: Symphony #1 (RPO) - Enesco: Rumanian Rhapsody - Holst: Planets (LSO and RPO), Egdon Heath - Mendelsshon: Symphonies - Prokoviev: Classical Symphony, Peter and the Wolf (RPO & LSO), Piano Concertos with Ashkenazy, Romeo and Juliet complete - Ravel: L'Enfant et les Sortileges, Daphnis Suite, Pavane, Bolero, Mother Goose complete, Tombeau de Couperin (LSO & RPO), Valse Nobles et - Sentimentale (RPO) - Rachmaninov: Symphonies 2, 3, Symphonic Dances, Tone Poem the Rock, Isle of teh Dead, Piano Concertos with Ashkenazy - Saint Saens: Piano Concertos with Etremont - Shostakovitch: Symphonies 1,5,6,8,9,10,13 - Tschaikovsky: Complete Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty - Vaughn Williams: Greensleeves, Complete Symphonies - Walton: Portsmouth Point, Scapino, Symphony #1 (RPO) Peter Lloyd Film Score Recordings John Williams - 3 Star Wars - Fiddler on the Roof - Jane Eyre - 3 Superman - 2 Indiana Jones Trevor Jones - The Titans - Dark Crystal Michel Legrand - Yentl - Les Paraplines de Cherbourg Sade - Tess of the D' Ubravilles Carl Davis - French Lieutenant's Woman
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From the London Symphony Orchestra Website: Published: 16 April 2018 Obituary: Peter Lloyd 1931–2018 The LSO is sad to hear of the death of Peter Lloyd, former Principal Flute, on Sunday 15 April 2018. He was 86 years old. Peter joined the LSO in 1967 as Principal Flute, committing 20 years of his distinguished career to the Orchestra. But his first position was at the (now Royal) Scottish National Orchestra as Second Flute, where he realised that his technique was not up to scratch. 'There I was sitting with my old wooden flute, listening to the way these people could play – the technique and the colours and what they wanted to do with the music.' he said in an interview with Robert Bigio. He took a career break and began lessons with legendary flute pedagogue Fernand Caratgé. It was an experience that would shape his future, later taking further breaks to study with Geoffrey Gilbert, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Marcel Moyse. After positions with the BBC Northern Orchestra (now BBC Philharmonic) and the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, the LSO tempted Peter down to London to become Principal Flute. He became a visiting professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and performed and recorded with several chamber ensembles including the Tuckwell Wind Quintet, London Virtuosi and English Taskin Players. His time in the LSO coincided with the period in which the Orchestra was recording numerous film scores with John Williams, and many of John's flute parts were written with Peter's sound in mind. It was studying with Geoffrey Gilbert – who also introduced Peter to teaching at the Guildhall School – that gave Peter his motivation to devote his time to teaching. 'I said, "Look, Geoffrey, I really need to consider giving up the teaching." He [Gilbert] said, "No!" He said, "It is your duty to give back to the next generation what you have taken from mine. You must remember that you have a responsibility to your students, and they are quite as important – if not more important – than you are."' This led Peter to leave the LSO for a new focus to his career as a professor at the University of Indiana-Bloomington, where he spent six years before returning to Manchester to take up a similar post at the Royal Northern College of Music in the early 90s. He remained there until his retirement in 2012, teaching generations of flute students, and giving masterclasses and recitals throughout the world. There are many flute players around the world who have been taught and inspired by Peter Lloyd. He will be greatly missed by the whole flute-playing community as well as everyone in the LSO. We send our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time. Photos: Suzie Maeder
1988-05 London Virtuosi with Peter Lloyd in St. Davids (John Georgiadis Films)