Started by tjguitar, April 16, 2007, 09:15:49 AM
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Quote from: vandermolen on September 11, 2022, 11:34:43 PMOh yes! I had that LP too Manabu - here's the later CD release:
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 12, 2022, 09:46:59 AMYes that's the cd I own. For my iPod/iPhone, I changed the cover art to that of the old recording since the latter looks so hip and sharp!
Quote from: foxandpeng on September 12, 2022, 04:44:04 AMWilliam Walton Symphony 1Andrew LittonBournemouth SO DeccaFollowing up on the Colin Davis version because nobody seems to be recommending that recording. Sounded fine to me, mind, as a mere novice. This one doesn't seem so different, although it is my first listen, and the work itself is pretty new to me. Not sure why Walton slips the cracks so far, but I am enjoying it up to now.
Quote from: Irons on September 13, 2022, 06:08:33 AMNot heard Davis or Lytton come to that. The acid test is the opening of the symphony, if the hairs on the back of your neck do not rise then it will not do. Sir Malcolm Sargent strikes a very high bench mark for this and the rest of the symphony too.
Quote from: Irons on September 18, 2022, 11:18:15 PMA performance that fizzes and burns. I have never understood the reasoning of Walton's 2nd Symphony being a poor relation of the 1st, even less so after hearing this.A "freebie" with the current issue of the BBC MM.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 18, 2022, 11:51:35 PMExcellent Lol! I shall play that CD later.
Quote from: Irons on September 19, 2022, 12:28:50 AMEnjoy, Jeffrey! I did.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 19, 2022, 06:56:46 AMI love the No. 2!
Quote from: Irons on September 20, 2022, 07:27:15 AMI am very fond of the George Szell recording.
Quote from: vandermolen on September 20, 2022, 12:05:45 PM+1I like Mackerras and Karabits as well.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on September 20, 2022, 01:22:54 PMYes, they all are vg! I am curious about the recording below, and I imagine you (and Irons) have it. Should I purchase this one? Very cool cover art!
Quote from: vandermolen on September 20, 2022, 10:52:44 PMHow interesting! No, never heard it. Is it a CD and if so, what label is it on Manabu?PS it looks to me like a download only. I've always rated Pritchard highly.
Quote from: Lisztianwagner on September 21, 2022, 12:17:40 PMYesterday I listened to Walton's Symphony No.1 for the first time (very first attempt with Walton's music too) and it really impressed me, it was absolutely overwhelming! It is a very powerful, passionate work, with such a great intensity often increasing in gorgeous climaxes and orchestral outbursts, that deeply strikes; but at the same time also clear and incisive, and it doesn't lack precision and logic. I liked very much the contrasting moods along the movements too, the glorious, vibrant atmosphere of the finale was quite suprising after the tension, bitterness and melancholy of the previous parts.I listened to Karajan's recording, which was certainly beautiful, but unfortunately with a poor sound quality; any suggestion about another good recording as well as other Walton's works?
Quote from: Roasted Swan on September 21, 2022, 01:35:48 PMUsual suspects(!);Previn/LSO/RCASargent/New Philharmonia/EMI (if I don't mention this Jeffrey will!)Thomson/LPO/ChandosMackerras/LPO/EMIKarabits/Bournemouth/OnyxBrabbins/ BBC Scottish SO / HyperionThe Mackerras, Karabits & Brabbins all include the 2nd symphony as well - very different but wonderful too.Other orchestral works to hear;Portsmouth PointBelshazzar's Feast (choral)Violin ConcertoViola ConcertoPartitaHindemith VariationsFacade Suites (lighter music)Scapino OvertureHenry V film score
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