Sir William Walton

Conductor

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Royal Opera Gala

Royal Opera Gala


Beethoven:

Mir ist so wunderbar (Quartet) (Fidelio)

Elizabeth Robson (soprano), Dame Gwyneth Jones (soprano), John Dobson (tenor), David Kelly (bass)

Sir Georg Solti

Berlioz:

Ah! Je vais mourir (from Les Troyens)

Josephine Veasey (mezzo)

Rafael Kubelik

Bizet:

Carmen: Prelude to Act I

Sir Georg Solti

Britten:

Helena! Hermia! Demetrius! Lysander! (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Delme Bryn-Jones (baritone), Kenneth McDonald (tenor), Elizabeth Robson (soprano), Anne Howells (mezzo)

Sir Georg Solti

O beauty, handsomeness, goodness (from Billy Budd)

Forbes Robinson (bass)

Sir Georg Solti

Donizetti:

Pour ce contrat fatal...Salut à la France (from La fille du régiment)

Joan Sutherland (soprano)

Richard Bonynge

Gounod:

Faust - Ballet Music

Sir Georg Solti

Mozart:

Dove sono i bei momenti (from Le nozze di Figaro)

Joan Carlyle (soprano)

Sir Georg Solti

Mussorgsky:

Skorbit dusha! (from Boris Godunov)

Joseph Rouleau (bass), John Lanigan (tenor)

Sir Edward Downes

Offenbach:

Barcarolle (from Les Contes d'Hoffmann )

Sir Georg Solti

Ponchielli:

Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

Sir Georg Solti

Puccini:

Addio dolce svegliare (from La Bohème)

Elizabeth Vaughan (soprano), Maria Pellegrini (soprano), Jean Bonhomme (tenor), Delme Bryn-Jones (baritone)

Sir Edward Downes

Rossini:

L'Italiana in Algeri Overture

Sir Georg Solti

Semiramide Overture

Sir Georg Solti

Strauss, R:

Da … Herr Kavalier! (from Der Rosenkavalier)

Yvonne Minton (mezzo), Michael Langdon (bass)

Sir Georg Solti

Allein. Weh' ganz allein (from Elektra)

Amy Shuard (soprano)

Sir Edward Downes

Tippett:

O rich soiled land (from King Priam)

Richard Lewis (tenor), John Williams (guitar)

Verdi:

Fuoco di gioia (from Otello)

Tito Gobbi (baritone), John Lanigan (tenor), John Dobson (tenor)

Sir Georg Solti

Eh! Taverniere … Mondo ladro (from Falstaff)

Sir Geraint Evans (baritone)

Sir Edward Downes

La traviata: Prelude to Act 1

Sir Georg Solti

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

Sir Georg Solti

Wagner:

Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge (from Das Rheingold)

David Ward (bass)

Reginald Goodall

Walton:

How can I sleep? (from Troilus and Cressida)

Marie Collier (soprano), Sir Peter Pears (tenor)

Sir William Walton


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William Walton

William Walton

Legendary Recordings


Walton:

Façade

Peter Pears and Edith Sitwell

The English Opera Group Ensemble, Anthony Collins

Scenes From Henry V

Recorded 1946

Sir Laurence Olivier

Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Sir William Walton

Orb and Sceptre

Recorded 1954

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent


“Dame Edith Sitwell's simple essential 1954 recording of Façade. With her impeccably clear and unflustered delivery, she relishes every inimitable turn of phrase and inspires a comparably charismatic response from Peter Pears.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2008

Alto - ALC1026

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Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto & Violin Sonata

Walton: Violin Concerto, Viola Concerto & Violin Sonata


Walton:

Violin Concerto

London Symphony Orchestra

Viola Concerto

New Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Sonata

Louis Kentner (piano)


Warner Classics - The Menuhin Century - 2564633939

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William Primrose: A 20th Century violist

William Primrose: A 20th Century violist


Bartók:

Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120

Tibor Serly

Berlioz:

Harold en Italie, Op. 16: Sérénade

Charles Munch

Mozart:

Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra in E flat major, K364

with Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Walton:

Viola Concerto

William Walton


A tribute to William Primrose (1904-82), the Scottish viola player, who gave his instrument the same status as the violin. He became immortal for having commissioned, created and recorded the last work of Bartók in 1945. a Viola Concerto available here in a remastered edition, together with Tibor Serly: Bartok's student who had ensured the completion and publishing. This first etching is resurrected here with three other examples of Mozart, Berlioz and Walton, played with the exceptional beauty of his prestigious instruments: an Andrea Guarneri (1697) and two Stradivarius, McDonald (1700) and Gibson (1734). A miracle of restoration.

“Primrose produces great depth of tone and combines will with Serly in a fearsome finale. The sample from his final Harold is beautifully played by him and the BSO soloists.” The Strad, April 2016

Praga - PRD250324

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Shakespeare in Music, Vol. 10 (Recordings 1949-1954)

Shakespeare in Music, Vol. 10 (Recordings 1949-1954)


Alfred Deller (counter-tenor), Walter Bergmann (harpsichord), Terence Weil (cello), Basil Lam (harpsichord), Desmond Dupré (lute)

Philharmonia String Orchestra, William Walton

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William Walton: Violin Concerto & Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5

William Walton: Violin Concerto & Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5


Vieuxtemps:

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op. 37

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Walton:

Violin Concerto

The Philharmonia Orchestra, William Walton


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Walton conducts Walton 2

Walton conducts Walton 2


Walton:

Belshazzar's Feast

Dennis Noble (baritone)

The Quest: Suite

Portsmouth Point Overture

Siesta

Music for Children

Sinfonia Concertante

Peter Katin (piano)

Scapino: A Comedy Overture

Capriccio burlesco


Heritage presents Walton’s first recording of Belshazzar’s Feast, recorded during the Second World War, featuring the baritone soloist Dennis Noble who very much made the work his own. The disc also includes the thrilling Partita and a selection of overtures and marches.

Heritage composer-conductor series - HTGCD225

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Walton conducts Walton 1

Walton conducts Walton 1


Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2

Troilus and Cressida (scenes)

Richard Lewis (Troilus), Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Cressida), Monica Sinclair (Evadne), Geoffrey Walls, John Hauxvell, Lewis Thomas (Three Watchmen)


Walton‘s own interpretations of the Facade Suites and operatic scenes from Troilus and Cressida provide unique insight into these works. The latter features the incomparable singing of Elisabeth Schwarkkopf and Richard Lewis. Both performances showcase Walton’s considerable talents as a conductor. Essential listening for lovers of British music.

Heritage composer-conductor series - HTGCD223

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Jascha Heifetz plays Walton, Saint-Saëns, Sinding & Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Jascha Heifetz plays Walton, Saint-Saëns, Sinding & Castelnuovo-Tedesco


Castelnuovo-Tedesco:

Violin Concerto No. 2 ‘The Prophets’

Recorded at Sound Stage 9, Republic Pictures Studios, Hollywood, 28 and 19 Oct 1954

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Saint-Saëns:

Havanaise, Op. 83

Recorded at Sound Stage 9, Republic Pictures Studios, Hollywood, 18 June 1951

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Sinding:

Suite for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 10 'im alten Stil'

Recorded at Sound Stage 9, Republic Pictures Studios, Hollywood, 9 December 1953

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Walton:

Violin Concerto

Recorded in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, 26 & 27 July 1950

Philharmonia Orchestra, William Walton


William Walton’s Violin Concerto, heard here in its revised version in a now legendary recording conducted by the composer, was undoubtedly Jascha Heifetz’s most successful commission. Like the other Romantic works on his disc by Camille Saint-Saëns and Christian Sinding, it perfectly suited Heifetz’s polished elegance and scintillating virtuosity.

Reissue Producer and Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

“Heifetz's Walton Violin Concerto under the composer's baton (1950) may be the best the work has ever had. Unmissable.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2011 *****

Naxos Historical Great Violinists - 8111367

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20th Century British Works

20th Century British Works


includes:

Bliss:

Things to Come - Suite

London Symphony Orchestra, Muir Mathieson

Lambert, C:

The Rio Grande

Hamilton Harty (piano), Alan Whitehead (male alto)

St. Michael's Singers, Halle Orchestra, Constant Lambert

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

Fugue in C minor

Symphony Orchestra, John Ansell

Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Edith Sitwell (narrator), Constant Lambert (narrator)

William Walton

Warlock:

The Curlew

Robert Murchie (flute), John Armstrong (tenor), Terence McDonagh (cor anglais)

International String Quartet, Constant Lambert

Corpus Christi

Peter Pears (tenor), Ann Wood (contralto)

BBC Chorus, Leslie Woodgate


Symposium - SYMPCD1203

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