William Walton (1902-1983), National Treasure


05 LAST2010020520120210Donald Macleod surveys Walton's legacy and plays music from his final years.

In his later years, Walton was seen as a pillar of the musical establishment- despite living in Italy- although he continued to think of himself as only a partial success. Donald Macleod surveys his legacy and plays music from the composer's final years.

A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table

Soprano: Felicity Lott

Piano: Graham Johnson

COLLINS 14932 Track 14

Missa Brevis


Sanctus and Benedictus

Agnus Dei


Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge

Organ: Christopher Whitton

Conductor: Christopher Robinson

NAXOS 8.555793 Tracks 13-16

Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Andre Previn

EMI 0777 7 64723 2 4 Track 13

MUSIC: Spitfire Music- Battle in the Air

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Carl Davis

EMI CDC 7 47944 2 Track 5

Five Bagatelles for Guitar

5. Con slancio

Guitar: Tom Kerstens

EMI 7243 5 55404 2 3 Track 11

Passacaglia for Solo Cello

Paul Watkins

Hyperion CDA67340 Track 12

March for A History of the English Speaking Peoples

EMI CDC 7 47944 2 Track 15.