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Walton: Violin Concerto; Barber: Violin Concerto

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>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
>Walton, William : Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V)
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings

Album Summary

>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
>Walton, William : Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V)
>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
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Notes & Reviews:

Walton's Violin Concerto was composed during a trip to Villa Cimbrone in Italy, and reflects this environment in different ways - some more apparent than others (the 2nd movement is based on a 'tarantella', after Walton suffered a tarantula bite whilst there). The piece has endured as one of his most popular works, and is contrasted here by Barber's Violin Concerto and famous Adagio for Strings.

Making his debut recording as a soloist on Signum, Thomas Bowes has built a firm reputation as a guest leader, soloist and ensemble player. In demand as a guest leader, he has led many of the UK's finest orchestras - including LSO, Philharmonia, RPO, London Sinfonietta, SCO and BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Malmo Opera Orchestra and conductor Joseph Swensen join him for this recording.

"Bowes is hardly a household name, but these exceptional accounts of Walton's and Barber's near-contemporaneous Violin Concertos...should increase his stock value...Bowes yields to none of the Walton's great interpreters...in his dazzling passage work, and he brings a deliciously laid-back italianita to the canzonetta of the middle movement with his gorgeous portamento and rubato." -Sunday Times****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010).



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Works Details

>Walton, William : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Thomas Bowes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939-1943

>Walton, William : Pieces (2) for strings (from Henry V)
  • Performer: Thomas Bowes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Barber, Samuel : Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
  • Performer: Thomas Bowes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1939

>Barber, Samuel : Adagio for Strings
  • Performer: Thomas Bowes (Violin)
  • Conductor: Joseph Swensen
  • Notes: Malmö Opera and Music Theatre, Sweden (03/08/2010-03/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936