Monday, April 29, 2013

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

.."David Lloyd, an American tenor who sang leading roles with the New York City Opera in the 1950s, died on Friday in the Bronx. He was 92. His death, at Calvary Hospital, was confirmed by his son, David Thomas Lloyd. A lyric tenor, Mr. Lloyd was equally well known as a recitalist and an oratorio singer. He was praised throughout his career for his insightful musicianship, as in a 1961 recital he gave at Judson Hall in New York of works by Purcell, Brahms, Fauré and Tchaikovsky. Reviewing the recital in The New York Times, Raymond Ericson wrote that Mr. Lloyd’s 'contributions to the musical life of New York have been as numerous as they have been splendid.' Mr. Lloyd made his operatic debut with City Opera in 1950, as David in Wagner’s 'Meistersinger.' ... His recordings include Bach’s 'St. Matthew Passion' and Handel’s 'Messiah,' both with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with the Boston Symphony under Serge Koussevitzky" (Margalit Fox, "David Lloyd, Tenor with City Opera, Dies at 92," New York Times, 2/12/13).

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