Edith Sitwell

Born 7 September 1887. Died 9 December 1964
Edith Sitwell
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1887-09-07
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Edith Sitwell

Edith Sitwell Biography (Wikipedia)

Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell, DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. She reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents and lived much of her life with her governess. She never married but became passionately attached to Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew, and her home was always open to London's poetic circle, to whom she was generous and helpful.

Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was sometimes labelled a poseur, but her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship. She was a recipient of the Benson Medal.

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Popular Song (Façade)
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Popular Song (Façade)

Popular Song (Façade)

Conductor
Frederick Prausnitz
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William Walton
Facade - an entertainment for reciter and chamber ensemble vers. definitive
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Facade - an entertainment for reciter and chamber ensemble vers. definitive
Edith Sitwell
The Wind's Bastinado
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The Wind's Bastinado
William Walton
Popular Song (Façade)
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Popular Song (Façade)

Popular Song (Façade)

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Unnamed Chamber Orchestra
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William Walton
Valse (Façade)
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Valse (Façade)

Valse (Façade)

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Anthony Collins
Edith Sitwell
Waltz
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Waltz
William Walton
Façade (Fox-Trot; Sir Beelzebub)
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Façade (Fox-Trot; Sir Beelzebub)
William Walton
"Old Sir Faulk" from 3 Songs For Voice And Piano
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"Old Sir Faulk" from 3 Songs For Voice And Piano
William Walton
"Through gilded trellises" from 3 Songs For Voice And Piano
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"Through gilded trellises" from 3 Songs For Voice And Piano
William Walton
"Daphne" from 3 Songs for voice and piano
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"Daphne" from 3 Songs for voice and piano
William Walton
Swiss Jodelling Song (Façade)
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Swiss Jodelling Song (Façade)
William Walton
Tango-Pasodoble, Polka and Popular Song - from Façade
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Tango-Pasodoble, Polka and Popular Song - from Façade
Siwell
Facade: An Entertainment - Polka
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Facade: An Entertainment - Polka
William Walton
Facade - An Entertainment extracts
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Facade - An Entertainment extracts
William Walton
En famille; Mariner Man [Façade]
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En famille; Mariner Man [Façade]
Edith Sitwell
Polka
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Polka
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