Started by tjguitar, April 16, 2007, 09:15:49 AM
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Quote from: vandermolen on March 16, 2023, 02:30:57 AMFrom WAYLTN thread:Walton Symphony No.1New Haven SOCond. William BoughtonA very successful account of this great work.The oboe passage at the start has just the right fragile quality to it which is essential to my enjoyment of the work (the famous Previn version, while well played, is too 'matter-of-fact' for my liking - I never liked that performance).Boult (PYE), Sargent, Walton, Harty and Thomson get it just right.
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on March 16, 2023, 02:52:45 AMNice recording! I think W. Walton conducted SY1 with New Zealand Orchestra as well. I forgot how it was.
Quote from: relm1 on May 25, 2023, 04:26:59 PMWhat is your best recommendation for Belshazzar's Feast? The only recording I've heard is Rattle/CBSO. Just curious if I'm missing on something great.
Quote from: VonStupp on May 25, 2023, 06:24:50 PMPrevin with Shirley-Quirk!I also like Willcocks a fair bit too.VS
Quote from: Roasted Swan on May 25, 2023, 10:41:32 PMBryn Terfel back in the mid-90's still could just stand and sing magnificently without mannerisms. Another "big occasion" version turned up on the BBC Music Magazine cover from Andrew Davis, Willard White and the BBC SO forces.
Quote from: Luke on March 09, 2023, 01:08:08 AMThe book I am writing, about composers and 'place' in British music, can find little space for Walton as he's generally not a very place-oriented composer. But, when considering why so many composers from the North left it, I did love this little line from him describing his time as a chorister at Christchurch, Oxford. It seems we have 'it's grim up north' to thank for all that wonderful music:
Quote from: Irons on May 28, 2023, 06:00:53 AMIf I may be so bold I disagree. I very much associate Walton's music, especially his concertos, with the small island Ischia in the bay of Naples. Walton did not move to Ischia until 1949 but I am convinced he was aware of its beauty and tranquillity long before that - the opening of the Violin Concerto for example. I was fortunate to visit Walton's home in Ischia a few years ago.
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