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Walton: Facade; Stravinsky / Chailly, Ashcroft, Irons


Release Date: 09/30/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421717   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor StravinskySir William Walton
Performer:  Derek Hammond-StroudPhilip LangridgeNeil JenkinsRobert Lloyd,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Walton's sassy setting of 29 Edith Sitwell poems for rhythmic narration with small instrumental ensemble here fully lives up to its subtitle, "An Entertainment." Ms. Ashcroft and Mr. Irons not only supply superb diction, enhanced by digital clarity, but reveal a dimension of emotion lurking under Sitwell's strange wordplay not often felt in other performances. Mr. Chailly and the excellent instrumentalists prove unfailingly precise as well. ''Facade 2'' consists of eight interestingly sparse settings that Walton excluded from the published version. - New York Times, [1989] Walton's sassy setting of 29 Edith Sitwell poems for rhythmic narration with small instrumental ensemble here fully lives up to its subtitle, "An Entertainment." Ms. Ashcroft and Mr. Irons not only supply superb diction, enhanced by digital clarity, but reveal a dimension of emotion lurking under Sitwell's strange wordplay not often felt in other performances. Mr. Chailly and the excellent instrumentalists prove unfailingly precise as well. ''Facade 2'' consists of eight interestingly sparse settings that Walton excluded from the published version. - New York Times, [1989] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Renard by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Derek Hammond-Stroud (Baritone), Philip Langridge (Tenor), Neil Jenkins (Tenor),
Robert Lloyd (Bass)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1916; Switzerland 
Language: Russian 
2.
Façade by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Derek Hammond-Stroud (Bass), Neil Jenkins (Tenor), Robert Lloyd (Bass),
Dame Peggy Ashcroft (Spoken Vocals), Philip Langridge (Tenor), Jeremy Irons (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1922; England 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Fanfare; Hornpipe; En famille; Mariner man
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Long steel grass; Through gilded trellises; Tango
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Lullaby for Jumbo; Black Mrs.Behemoth; Tarantella
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: A man from a far countree; By the lake; Country Dance
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Polka;Four in the morning;Something lies beyond the sce
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Valse; Jodelling song; Scotch Rhapsody
Façade 1 for Reciter(s) and Chamber Ensemble: Popular Song; Fox-trot "Old Sir Faulk" ; Sir Beelzebub
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 1. Flourish; Came the great popinjay
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 2. Aubade
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 3. March
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 4. Madame Mouse trots
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 5. The Octogenarian
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 6. Gardener Janus catches a Naiad
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 7. Water Party
Façade 2 for 2 Speakers and Chamber Ensemble: 8. Said King Pompey
Renard - original version

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