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British Music Collection - William Walton Centenary Edition


Release Date: 04/13/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000213402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir William Walton
Performer:  Robert CohenTasmin LittlePaul NeubauerTimothy Byram-Wigfield,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew LittonDavid Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony OrchestraWinchester Cathedral ChoirWaynflete Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Robert Cohen (Cello)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956/1974; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 1 in B flat minor by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1935; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1993 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3. Comedy Overture "Scapino" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Violin in B minor by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Tasmin Little (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Symphony no 2 by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959-1960; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1994 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Viola by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Paul Neubauer (Viola)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929/1961; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
7. Coronation March "Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8. Coronation Te Deum by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Timothy Byram-Wigfield (Organ)
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Waynflete Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1953; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1991 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 1, Overture by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Muir Mathieson 
10. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 2, Passacaglia "Death of Falstaff" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Muir Mathieson 
11. Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Muir Mathieson 
12. Coronation March "Orb and Sceptre" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
Date of Recording: 05/1991 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13. Variations on a Theme by Hindemith by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962-1963; England 
Date of Recording: 03/1996 
Venue:  Southampton, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14. Belshazzar's Feast by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Andrew Litton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Waynflete Singers,  Bournemouth Chorus  ... 
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; England 
Date of Recording: 02/1995 
Venue:  Winchester, England 
Length: 36 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 

Sound Samples

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: Moderato
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: Allegro appassionato
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra: Lento
Symphony No.1: 1. Allegro assai
Symphony No.1: 2. Presto, con malizia
Symphony No.1: 3. Andante
Symphony No.1: 4. Maestoso - Brioso ed ardentemente
Scapino - A Comedy Overture
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: 1. Andante tranquilo
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
Concerto for Violin & Orchestra: 3. Vivace
Symphony No.2: 1. Allegro molto
Symphony No.2: 2. Lento assai
Symphony No.2: 3. Passacaglia: Theme, Variations, Fugato & Coda

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