William Walton

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... read moreWilliam Walton (1902-1983) was a prominent British composer of the mid-20th century. He came to prominence in the 1920s with the innovative Façade, a setting of the poetry of Edith Sitwell. His music was notable for its lyricism, lush post-Romantic harmonies, and inventive orchestration. The works...

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William Walton
Suite From Henry V - Ii. Passacaglia - Death Of Falstaff
2:55
William Walton
Cello Concerto: I. Moderato
9:10
William Walton
Passacaglia For Solo Cello
7:05
William Walton
Cello Concerto: Ii. Allegro Appassionato
6:44
William Walton
Cello Concerto: Iii. Tema Ed Improvvisazioni
15:41

Biography

Active: 1920s-1970s
Country Of origin: England

A British composer in most forms, especially orchestral music and including film scores, who has aptly described himself as a lyrical classical composer. His Symphony no. 1 (1935) and the Vaughan Williams Symphony no. 4 in F (1934) are the most important British symphonies of the period between the wars -- extroverted, with high symphonic color, magnificence, and a bittersweet lyricism. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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