Walton Conducts Walton - The 1964 New Zealand Tour/ Senofsky

Release Date: 11/25/2003
Label: Bridge
Catalog Number: BCD9133A/B
Performer: Berl Senofsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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