Howard Goodall pens title track for Julian Lloyd Webber’s last solo album


Howard Goodall’s And the Bridge is Love (2008) for cello, harp and strings, is the title track on what is Julian Lloyd Webber’s final album as a soloist, having being forced into early retirement due to a devastating neck injury.

Goodall’s haunting piece was written in memory of a teenage cellist, the daughter of a friend.  The Naxos release features this 10-minute composition, alongside works by Elgar, Walton, Delius, Ireland and William Lloyd Webber, in performances accompanied by the English Chamber Orchestra.