Walton: Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

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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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British Ballet Music

British Ballet Music


Bliss:

Checkmate - Suite

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vernon Handley

Elgar:

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult

Holst:

The Perfect Fool, Op. 39/H 150: Ballet Music

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Sullivan, A:

Pineapple Poll

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

A Wedding Bouquet: Tango & Waltz

Orchestra & Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Robert Irving/

Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux


This collection of music from 20th-century ballets features such master conductors of British repertoire as Boult, Previn, Handley and Mackerras – who also, drawing on the works of Sir Arthur Sullivan, wrote Pineapple Poll for John Cranko. Dame Ninette de Valois choreographed the chessboard machinations of Bliss’s Checkmate, here complemented by Elgar’s much-loved Enigma Variations, Walton’s witty Façade, elemental dances from Holst’s opera The Perfect Fool, and colourful pieces by Berners, Lambert and Gordon.

“Some sparkling playing here, especially Pineapple Poll under its arranger Charles Mackerras” BBC Music Magazine, September 2011 ***

Warner Classics Ballet Edition - 9498192

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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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British Music for Piano Duet

British Music for Piano Duet


Berkeley, L:

Palm Court Waltz for piano duet Op. 81 No. 2

Bowen:

Suite No. 1 (for 1 piano, 4 hands), Op. 53

Suite No. 2 (for 1 piano, 4 hands), Op. 71

Lane, P:

Scherzo Burlesco

Musgrave:

Excursions - 8 duets for piano, four hands (1965)

Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Warlock:

Capriol Suite


Peter Lawson & Alan MacLean (pianos)

Campion Cameo - RRCD1353

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Walton: Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1, etc.

Arnold:

Popular Birthday for the Seventieth Birthday of Sir William Walton

Walton:

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 3

Siesta

Sinfonia Concertante

original version

Portsmouth Point Overture

arranged Lambert


“if you just want the orchestral suites that Walton later fashioned, then might I suggest this charming and witty recording from Bryden Thomson and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The disc also includes a suitably languid performance of Siesta and an exemplary account of the little-known Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra with Eric Parkin as soloist.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, July 2014

Chandos - CHAN9148

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British Music Collection - William Walton

British Music Collection - William Walton


Walton:

Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Viola Concerto

Paul Neubauer (viola)

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2


Presto CD

Decca British Music Collection - 4702002

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British Music Collection - William Walton - The Centenary Edition

British Music Collection - William Walton - The Centenary Edition


Walton:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

Cello Concerto

Robert Cohen (cello)

Violin Concerto

Tasmin Little (violin)

Viola Concerto

Paul Neubauer (viola)

Belshazzar's Feast

Bryn Terfel (baritone)

Scapino: A Comedy Overture

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

Crown Imperial

Coronation Te Deum

Henry V - Suite

Orb and Sceptre

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2

Symphony No. 2


“Decca's four-disc Walton Edition offers consistently fine versions of all the composer's most important orchestral works, some of them unsurpassed, in full, brilliant sound. Andrew Litton, the conductor of all but two minor items, is central to the success of the whole. Like his compatriot, André Previn, he's idiomatic, with a natural feeling for the jazzy syncopations at the heart of so much of Walton's music.
This issue brings together the three Litton discs previously issued, with important additions.
The third disc was issued separately, and contains outstanding versions, never previously released, of the Viola Concerto and HindemithVariations plus the two Façade Suites. Where most latterday interpreters of the Viola Concerto have taken a very expansive view of the lyrical first movement, Paul Neubauer comes nearer than anyone else to the original interpreters on disc, Frederick Riddle and William Primrose.
With Neubauer – his tone firm and precise, clean rather than fruity – the result is more persuasive than other modern versions, with no suspicion of expressive self-indulgence. The brisker passages are taken faster than is now usual; the impact is tauter and stronger without losing romantic warmth. He relaxes seductively for the hauntingly beautiful epilogue, using the widest dynamic range. Litton encourages wide contrasts in the orchestra, the big tuttis bringing an element of wildness in the brassy syncopations, the ensemble kept crisp and incisive. The Hindemith Variations also brings a taut and purposeful performance with contrasts in both dynamic and speed heightened to extremes.
Façade is predictably fun, though there's some danger of the warm acoustic softening some of the sharpness of these witty parodies.
Two of the other discs remain the same as with their original release, with Tasmin Little's heartfelt reading of the Violin Concerto coupled with Litton's outstanding account of the Second Symphony, the finest digital version yet, as well as Scapino, while Robert Cohen's thoughtful reading of the Cello Concerto is coupled with the richly recorded First Symphony.
Litton's powerful account of Belshazzar'sFeast with Bryn Terfel brings fresh, cleanly focused choral sound in an atmospheric acoustic that clearly lets you appreciate the terracing between the different groupings of voices. That aptly comes with the coronation music – and the Henry V Suite, with David Hill, chorus-master in Belshazzar, ably standing in for Litton in the Coronation Te Deum and Orband Sceptre.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

Building a Library

First Choice - October 2013

Building a Library

Budget Choice - March 2002

Decca British Music Collection - 4705082

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Walton: Symphonies & Concertos

Walton: Symphonies & Concertos


Walton:

Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor

Sir Malcolm Sargent

Symphony No. 2

André Previn

Viola Concerto

revised version

Nigel Kennedy (viola)

Violin Concerto

revised version

Nigel Kennedy (violin)

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2

Belshazzar's Feast

Coronation Marches


A box set which traces Walton’s career from its early days (his first orchestral work Portsmouth Point) through to the composer’s late sixties, this 5-CD compilation presents a fascinating selection of some of his largest-scale works. Ranging from the intense private display of the Viola Concerto—an instant success which quickly became revered the world over—to the ceremonial pomp of Crown Imperial, all facets of Walton’s compositional character are explored, fully justifying his status as the leading composer of his generation.

“Previn's superb recording of Belshazzar's Feast...has an exultant swagger that I don't think has been bettered by any recording since.” Presto Classical, July 2014

Warner Classics British Composers - 6805012

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The British Music Collection

The British Music Collection


Arnell:

Punch and the Child, Op. 49

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Britten:

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34

London Symphony Orchestra

Sinfonia da Requiem, Op. 20

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Diversions for piano (left hand) and orchestra, Op. 21

Leon Fleisher (piano)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Davies, Peter Maxwell:

Violin Concerto

Isaac Stern (violin)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Andre Previn

Delius:

Paris - Song of a Great City

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Over the hills and far away

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

North Country Sketches

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Eventyr (once upon a time)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Koanga: Final Scene

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Elgar:

Symphony No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 55

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Yvonne Minton (mezzo)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Cockaigne Overture, Op. 40 'In London Town'

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Imperial March, Op. 32

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Enigma Variations, Op. 36

Philharmonia Orchestra

Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D major, Op. 39 No. 1

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Pinchas Zukerman (violin)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

In the South (Alassio), Op. 50

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Tyrwhitt-Wilson:

The Triumph of Neptune

Philadelphia Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham

Vaughan Williams:

Symphony No. 4 in F minor

New York Philharmonic

Symphony No. 6 in E minor

New York Philharmonic

Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

New York Philharmonic

Walton:

Cello Concerto

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

London Symphony Orchestra, Andre Previn

Johannesburg Festival Overture

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Capriccio burlesco

New York Philharmonic, André Kostelanetz

Violin Concerto

Zino Francesatti (violin)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Façade

Edith Sitwell (narrator)

Frederik Prausnitz

Belshazzar's Feast

Walter Cassel (baritone)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Rutgers University Choir, Eugene Ormandy


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