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Walton: Facade; Lambert: Salome /Lloyd-jones, Nash Ensemble


Release Date: 09/11/2001 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67239   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Constant LambertSir William Walton
Performer:  Eleanor BronRichard Stilgoe
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

'There have been several excellent recordings of Façade, but Hyperion's now moves to the head of the class' (Fanfare, USA) 'Eleanor Bron and Richard Stilgoe make an excellent pair of reciters, and the recoding in a natural acoustic balances them well. [Stilgoe] is the most fluent Façade reciter I have ever heard, with phenomenally clear articulation, starting with a virtuoso display in the opening poem, 'Hornpipe' ... Under David Lloyd-Jones the brilliant sextet of players from the Nash Ensemble ... could not be more idiomatic, with rhythms delectably pointed' (Gramophone) 'I can't imagine a clearer, more virtuosic account of the score' (International Record Review) 'The playing of the Nash Ensemble is quite outstanding. Eleanor Bron, as Read more one might expect, purrs her way contentedly through her texts' (Hi-Fi News) 'This outstanding group of musicians has recorded a definitive and, for the first time on disc, totally complete Facade. David Lloyd-Jones, one of the great conductors of British music, elicits fabulous playing from The Nash' (The Yorkshire Post) 'Eleanor Bron and Richard Stilgoe make excellent reciters. The Nash Ensemble could not be more idiomatic in pointing the young Walton's sparkling parodies' (The Guardian) 'The Nash, as one would expect, is second to none in this music, extracting every last whiff of wit and textural audacity' (BBC Music Magazine) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Salome by Constant Lambert
Performer:  Eleanor Bron (Spoken Vocals), Richard Stilgoe (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; England 
2. Façade by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Eleanor Bron (Spoken Vocals), Richard Stilgoe (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922; England 

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