Started by tjguitar, April 16, 2007, 09:15:49 AM
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Quote from: Dundonnell on July 22, 2011, 08:14:21 AMSorry if I have asked this before...but how do you rate Rattle in the 1st?
Quote from: Mirror Image on December 26, 2012, 08:03:20 AMI've had a bit of a Walton reawakening today and bought these:
Quote from: vandermolen on December 26, 2012, 02:30:42 PMTwo great choices as the box includes a fine version of the Symphony No 1 by Haitink. The Brabbins is outstanding in all respects.
Quote from: Guido on June 05, 2008, 12:14:08 PMRecommendations for a recording of Facade please!
Quote from: vandermolen on August 02, 2014, 12:10:43 AMAttended fine concert at Proms in London last night featuring an excellent performance of Walton's First Symphony BBC SO conducted by Martyn Brabbins. I was so pleased to hear this work live.
Quote from: Velimir on August 02, 2014, 08:06:50 AMLucky you, that's an awesome piece to hear live. I heard CSO do it last year under Bychkov.
Quote from: vandermolen on January 07, 2015, 10:27:48 AMAnyone else think that Walton's Viola Concerto is a better work than the more popular and more often recorded Violin Concerto?
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 07, 2015, 10:41:37 AMI do have quite a fondness for his Violin Concerto. I need to re-listen to the Viola Concerto. I'll probably revisit that one tonight. Any performances you suggest I listen to, Jeffrey? I own Imai/Latham-Koenig, Power/Volkov, Tomter/Daniel, and Bashmet/Previn.
Quote from: ritter on January 07, 2015, 10:45:11 AMI must revisit Walton's music, which I have neglected for quite some time , but yes, I remember rating the Viola and (to a slightly lesser extent) the Cello Concerto much higher than the Violin Concerto. The latter's lushness appears to me a bit run-of-the-mill (for lack of a better term), while the Viola Concerto seems to me to offer a much more personal voice.Cheers,
Quote from: vandermolen on January 07, 2015, 11:12:33 AMThanks for replying John. I have just ordered a new version on Melodiya ( ) which looks of great interest ( orange image below, if it comes out). If it was good as the Melodiya set of the VW symphonies under Svetlanov I shall be well pleased. Svetlanov also recorded Elgar's Second Symphony, so there is some interest in British music in the old USSR and Russia. I am currently playing the very fine Hyperion recording, which I would certainly recommend, with its interesting Rubbra coupling:[asin]B00OSRIISW[/asin][asin]B000PKG53G[/asin]
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 07, 2015, 11:15:24 AMDon't you mean Rozhdestvensky in the RVW symphonies?
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 07, 2015, 11:22:08 AMThanks for the recs, Jeffrey. I'll probably give that Power/Volkov performance a listen tonight (if I can actually find it). If not, then I have Bashmet/Previn within arms reach as we speak.
Quote from: Mirror Image on January 07, 2015, 11:26:15 AMWhile there seems to be some influx of interest in Walton yet again, I have to say this performance of his Symphony No. 1 has completely floored me each time I listen to it:It seems that Previn's classic account with the LSO remains for many the benchmark in this symphony, but I prefer the grander sweep of Davis/LSO.
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