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Jon doubles up in Classic FM Hall of Fame 2012

April 10, 2012

Jon’s Durham Concerto and Boom of the Tingling Strings have both been voted into this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame.

The results of UK’s biggest classical music poll were revealed over Easter, and Jon’s music has secured him two spots in the Top 300.

Classic FM writes:

“The transfer from pop or rock musician to classical music supremo is a path many have attempted to tread, with only limited success. In the case of the former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon lord, though, the traversal from one genre to another has been triumphant.”

#87 – Durham Concerto has climbed an impressive 66 places.

#242 – Boom of the Tingling Strings has re-entered the Classic FM Hall of Fame and is Jon’s second entry this year.

The albums

durham-concerto.jpgDurham Concerto was released in January 2008 and is among Jon’s most accomplished works. Listen to selected excerpts here:

– Durham Awakes (4:05 mp3 4Mb)
– Rags & Galas (2:41 mp3 3Mb)
– 
Road from Lindisfame (5:57 mp3 5Mb) 

Boom of the Tingling Strings was released in March 2008. The piece has autobiographical flavours. You can listen to EMI Classic’s podcast-special on the album.

Buy:
Durham Concerto
Boom of the Tingling Strings

Check out the entire Top 300 of the Classic FM Hall of Fame 2012.

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Durham Concerto featured in Liverpool concerts

April 15, 2010

Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto will feature in two special concerts in Liverpool on May 5 and 6.

To celebrate Britain’s favourite pieces of classical music, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will perform selections from Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2010, where Durham Concerto reached no. 28.

On both evenings Durham Concerto will be featured via the piece From Prebend’s Bridge.

Jon Lord will not perform at these concerts.

May 5+6 – Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, England – info and tickets.

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Jon Lord in Top 10 Living Composers

April 8, 2010

Jon Lord is the third most loved living classical composer.

A study of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2010 reveals that Jon Lord sits firmly in the top 10 of living composers.

His Durham Concerto is no. 3 and Boom of the Tingling Strings is no. 6.

See the full top 10 list below. Numbers in brackets indicate composition’s position in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame Top 300.

1. Jenkins – The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (15)
2. Ungar – The Ashokan Farewell (19)
3. LordDurham Concerto (28)
4. Shore – Lord of the Rings (44)
5. Morricone – The Mission (68)
6. LordBoom of The Tingling Strings (79)
7. Einaudi – Le Onde (85)
8. Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel (88)
9. Williams – Schindler’s List (92)
10. Górecki – Symphony No.3 (‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) (104)

View the full top 300 in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2010.

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Durham Concerto no. 28 in Classic FM Hall of Fame

April 5, 2010


Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto has reached no. 28 in this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame, it was revealed Monday afternoon.

Durham Concerto is Jon Lord’s highest placed entry this year, with Boom of the Tingling Strings reaching no. 79.

Both pieces first entered the Classic FM Hall of Fame last year; Durham Concerto reached no. 75 and Boom of the Tingling Strings no. 198. This makes Boom… the highest climber of the year.

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Vote for Jon Lord in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2010

January 7, 2010

Classic FM is collecting votes for its Hall Of Fame 2010.

Last year, Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto was the highest new entry in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. It jumped in at no. 75 with Boom of the Tingling Strings reaching no. 198.

Vote for Jon Lord now
You can help secure Jon Lord’s position in this year’s Classic FM Hall Of Fame by voting for him online. It’s free and takes only a few seconds.

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