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William Walton: Violin Concerto; Symphony No. 1

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
>Walton, William : Symphony no 1 in B flat minor
Performer Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

"Walton's First Symphony remains one of the most exciting works in the repertoire and from the time of its premiere recording (available on Dutton), it has always been hugely popular. This new Nimbus recording gains from the critical editions stored at the New Haven Library in Connecticut and as such we have a truly authentic version of the symphony's score. William Boughton conducts with great purposefulness and force with the New Haven Symphony completely at one with his creative ideals... Nimbus provides excellent sound in the Wollsey Hall at New Haven with the New Haven Symphony proving to be rather a revelation. One looks forward to further Walton releases from this source." -Classical.net

International Record Review
This is a performance that - especially in the slow movement - gets to the heart of the music...Boughton is excellent at revealing the solidity and underlying power of the work without at any time causing the music to overheat or run away with itself.

Gramophone Magazine
These are splendidly idiomatic performances, displaying a natural understanding of the flexibility needed in interpreting Walton's jazzy syncopated writing...it adds to the attractions of the disc that this ideal coupling of two pre-war masterpieces is a rare, if not unique pairing.


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Works Details

>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Kurt Nikkanen (Violin)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Running Time: 32 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939-1943

>Walton, William : Symphony no 1 in B flat minor
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Running Time: 46 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1931-1935