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Walton Conducts Walton - The 1964 New Zealand Tour/ Senofsky


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9133   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  AnonymousSir William Walton
Performer:  Berl Senofsky
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These historic performances, recorded by the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, are being released for the first time through an agreement between the NZBC and Bridge Records. Recorded during Sir William Waltonís seven concert New Zealand tour in 1964, this two disc set is being sold for the discounted price of one CD. The first CD opens with Sir William leading a magisterial God Save the Queen and segues into an impassioned reading of his masterful and romantic ìViolin Concerto.î Walton was reportedly ëoverjoyedí to be working again with the American violinist Berl Senofsky, who had previously performed the concerto under his baton with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Waltonís sparkling Partita is given an Read more exhilarating reading to bring the first CD to a rousing conclusion. Disc B begins with a major composition ñ Waltonís Symphony No. 1. As encores, Disc B concludes with two short string orchestra pieces from Waltonís historic Henry V film collaboration with Laurence Olivier. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
God save the King/Queen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Violin in B minor by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Berl Senofsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 28 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Partita for Orchestra by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 15 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Symphony no 1 in B flat minor by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1935; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 43 Minutes 14 Secs. 
5.
Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
6.
Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 2, Passacaglia "Death of Falstaff" by Sir William Walton
Conductor:  Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Date of Recording: 1964 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 

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