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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #360 on: January 28, 2020, 01:12:14 PM »
I don't have 5 recordings, but I do like this one. Conductor, orchestra, and chorus are all excellent, but Bryn Terfel seals the deal.



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I should have mentioned this too. A while since I've heard it. So, thumbs up from me too.
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #361 on: January 28, 2020, 02:42:06 PM »
James Judd is a good conductor, but like you mentioned, hardly one that gets the kind of exposure he deserves. I really like the recording he did of Sculthorpe on Naxos.

He's one of those conductors where you go "oh that's a good performance" and then notice he's conducting....  Here's a few of his discs I rate highly... [NB: Bernstein!!]














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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #362 on: January 28, 2020, 06:55:14 PM »
He's one of those conductors where you go "oh that's a good performance" and then notice he's conducting....  Here's a few of his discs I rate highly... [NB: Bernstein!!]













I own all of those recordings except for the Elgar, but I own way too much Elgar as it is. :)
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #363 on: January 28, 2020, 09:47:26 PM »
He's one of those conductors where you go "oh that's a good performance" and then notice he's conducting....  Here's a few of his discs I rate highly... [NB: Bernstein!!]













Here are another couple which I enjoy:
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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #364 on: January 29, 2020, 03:37:38 AM »
He's recorded a first-rate Planets too


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Re: Sir William Walton
« Reply #365 on: January 29, 2020, 04:42:28 AM »
He's recorded a first-rate Planets too



I ordered that yesterday - its been in my basket for ages but quite expensive - then a cheap copy popped up.  Looking forward to hearing it..... (his Alpine Symphony is rather good too)