William Walton!

William Walton!

I have spent more time recently with music by William Walton. I really like his Viola Concerto, and in this CD we get not only that composition, but also the Violin Concerto, and the Partita for Orchestra. All three performances are under the composer’s direction, with him conducting the London Symphony, New Philharmonia and Philharmonia Orchestras respectively.

Both Concertos feature Yehudi Menuhin as soloist in excellent stereo sound. All of the pieces featured here are played to perfection and are thoroughly enjoyable. This is wonderfully warm music, and it is somehow reassuring that the composer is also the performer; this is an assurance, of course, that the music represents more closely the composer’s original intentions.

Here is volinist Kyung-Wha Chung playing Walton’s violin concerto (3rd Movement)

Korean violinist, Kyung-Wha Chung plays Walton’s violin concerto with Andre Previn at the special concert celebrating 80th birthday of Sir William Walton, the composer

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Tags: William Walton, Violin concerto, Andre Previn, Yehudi Menuhin

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