William Walton (1902-1983), Happy Prince

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022010020220120207Donald Macleod discovers how Walton became the pre-eminent British composer of the 1930s.

Once the slightly risque enfant terrible of the roaring 20's, Walton established himself as the pre-eminent British composer of the 1930's, garnering critical accaim and popular recognition. Donald Macleod plays some of the music which made his name.

Once the slightly risque enfant terrible of the roaring 20's, Walton established himself as the pre-eminent British composer of the 1930's, garnering critical acclaim and popular recognition. Donald Macleod plays some of the music which made his name.

Viola Concerto: First Movement- Andante comodo

Viola: Nigel Kennedy

Conductor: Andre Previn

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

EMI CDC 7 49628 2 Track 1

Belshazzar's Feast

Thus spake Isaiah

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem

By the waters of Babylon

Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

London Symphony Chorus

London Symphony Orchestra

EMI 0777 7 64723 2 4 Tracks 1-3

Escape Me Never

National Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Bernard Herrmann

LONDON 448 954-2 Track 10

Symphony No. 1

Third movement- Andante con malinconia

Fourth Movement- Maestoso- Brioso ed ardentemente

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Bryden Thomson

CHANDOS CHAN 8862.