William Walton Archive
WALTON: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra; Partita for Orchestra – James Ehnes, viola/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos
James Ehnes and Edward Gardner collaborate in virtuosic, colorful scores from William Walton. WALTON: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra; Sonata for String Orchestra; Partita for Orchestra – James Ehnes, viola/ BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Edward Gardner – Chandos CHSA 5210, 65:50 (4/6/18) [Distr. by Naxos] ****: William Walton (1902-1983) composed his Viola Concerto in A minor […]
William WALTON: Symphony No. 1—Symphony No. 2. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Kirill Karabits, onyxclassics ONYX4168, 73:50, ***** Once in a while a reviewer hears a performance of familiar works that is so unique that it redefines the music. Kirill Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has made a recording that expresses the passion and warmth of two […]
William WALTON: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations – Anthony Marwood (v.) / BBC Scottish Symph. Orch. / Martyn Brabbins (cond.) – Hyperion
William WALTON: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations – Anthony Marwood (violin) / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor) – Hyperion CD CDA67986 – TT: 81:28 (6/30/17) ****: An excellent survey of Walton’s music, very well played and recorded Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra follow up their definitive account of the Walton […]
BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2, No. 3; PURCELL: Fantasias & Chaconne – Emerson String Quartet – Decca Gold
Chaconnes and Fantasias = “Music of BRITTEN and PURCELL” – BRITTEN: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major; String Quartet No. 3 in G Major; PURCELL: Fantazias No. 6, 8, 10, and 11; Chacony in g minor – Emerson String Quartet – Decca Gold 26509, 73:42, (4/21/17) ****; A meeting of England’s two most famous […]
Two of Walton’s most famous works from a 1982 performance with the composer present.
WILLIAM WALTON: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Siesta – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins – Hyperion Records
A very successful pairing of William Walton’s symphonies from Hyperion.
WALTON conducts WALTON: Troilus and Cressida–excerpts; Partita for Orchestra – Soloists/Philharmonia Orch./Sir William Walton – Pristine
William Walton’s only full-length opera, after the story by Chaucer, remains a problem child in the composer’s creative history.
WALTON String Quartets = String Quartet (1919-22); String Quartet in A minor – Doric String Quartet – Chandos
The premiere recording of the original version of Walton’s early string quartet is given a stimulating performance in this well-recorded CD.