Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

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Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Label:

Onyx

Catalogue No:

ONYX4168

Discs:

1

Release date:

20th Oct 2017

Barcode:

0880040416821

Length:

73 minutes

Medium:

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Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2


Walton:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

Symphony No. 2


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Walton’s First Symphony burst onto the musical scene in 1935 and quickly became recognised as a masterpiece. The influence of Sibelius and Beethoven can clearly be heard, but it is Walton’s brilliant use of the orchestra and grasp of form that shines through: a remarkable achievement for a composer of 33 years. The Second symphony has never had an easy time, in both escaping the shadow of its older sibling, and in overcoming the hostility of the late 1950s and early '60s when avant-garde was de rigeur. Fortunately it is now clearly a masterpiece to rank alongside No.1. It is assured, mature and confident, subtle and refined, from a composer at the top of his game. High voltage performances from Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England. It was formed in 1893 and throughout its illustrious history it has worked with some of the finest composers, conductors and musicians in the world including Elgar, Bartók, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Sir Thomas Beecham.

William Walton: Symphony No. 1

I. Allegro assai – Poco meno mosso – A tempo, agitato – Poco meno mosso – Agitato poco a poco – Animato

II. Scherzo - Presto con malizia

III. Andante con malinconia

William Walton: Symphony No. 4: IV. Maestoso – Allegro, brioso ed ardentemente – Vivacissimo – Agitato – Maestoso

Symphony No. 4: IV. Maestoso – Allegro, brioso ed ardentemente – Vivacissimo – Agitato – Maestoso

William Walton: Symphony No. 2

I. Allegro molto

II. Lento assai

III. Passacaglia - Theme, Variations, Fugato, and Coda-Scherzando

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