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1964-1970 Carnations, Mushrooms, and performan 1964-1970 Carnations, Mushrooms, and performances! HOT



1964 - 1970 - George Lloyd - finding a market

Carnations, mushrooms, and performances

With the help of piano virtuoso John Ogdon, who came to him for lessons in composition, George found support from Sir Charles Groves and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. He began to write for the piano, producing three piano concertos and half a dozen large works for solo piano, and had the score of his 8th Symphony accepted for broadcast by the BBC. His flowers and mushrooms were getting top prices at Covent Garden Market - but only if he blessed the seed before it was planted. 

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