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1951-1964 George Lloyd - Ryewater Gar 1951-1964 George Lloyd - Ryewater Gardens HOT



1951-1964 - George Lloyd - Ryewater Gardens

Breakdown - and therapy through labour 


After the double hammer blow of the fiasco of John Socman and the death of his father, George's health collapsed. He lost himself in building a market garden business, and when he was functioning again, the world had moved on.  Modernism replaced Romanticism, and he could not get performances. He carried on composing, working for a few hours a day in the early morning, with little hope of performances, but in 1964 he found a great friend and ally, the virtuoso pianist John Ogdon. 

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