Julian Lloyd Webber

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou

Julian Lloyd Webber (yes, the brother of Andrew Lloyd Webber) is a renowned British musician and cello player. According to his own website, Julian is "widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation, Julian Lloyd Webber has collaborated with an extraordinary array of musicians from Yehudi Menuhin, Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner and Georg Solti to Stephane Grappelli, Phil Collins and Cleo Laine." Well, that may be true of course, but somehow I miss the name of Vangelis in that list ;-)

In 1986 Vangelis contributed the song "Un après-midi" to Julian's album "Encore! Travels with my cello volume 2". About this contribution Julian writes "Ever since my chance meeting two years ago with synthesizer-king Vangelis, I have been reminding him of his remark that the cello was the only instrument he could not reproduce convincingly on his synthesizers. I suggested that the only solution to his problem would be to write a piece specially for synthesizers - with cello. "Un après-midi" is the result."

The song "Un après-midi" was later also re-issued on several compilation albums of Julian Lloyd Webber.


Tracklist and Credits

As printed on the cd

Vangelis is credited for composing and playing synthesizer on the song 'Un après-midi'.
Violin-Cello played by Julian Lloyd Webber.

The song also includes the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.


1986 Encore! Travels with my cello volume 2  Philips 416 698 Holland

1986 Encore! Travels with my cello volume 2 Philips 416 698 West-Germany
1992 Harmonie  Philips 446117 Germany
1993 Encore! Travels with my cello volume 2 Philips DP0747 Korea
1994 The Julian Lloyd Webber Collection Philips 446050 United Kingdom

Recording Studio
It is not clear where the songs for this album are recorded.


bulletOriginally the composition of 'Un apres-midi' is a piece from the score that Vangelis made for the Frédéric Rossif wildlife film “Sauvage et Beau” in 1984.