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National Treasure

In his later years, Walton was seen as a pillar of the musical establishment- despite living in Italy- although he continued to think of himself as only a partial success. Donald Macleod surveys his legacy and plays music from the composer's final years.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 10 Feb 2012 18:30

Music Played

  • William Walton

    A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table

    Performer: Soprano: Felicity Lott Performer: Piano: Graham Johnson

    • COLLINS 14932.
    • 14.
  • William Walton

    Missa Brevis

    Performer: Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge Performer: Organ: Christopher Whitton Performer: Conductor: Christopher Robinson

    • NAXOS 8.555793.
  • William Walton

    Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten

    Performer: London Symphony Orchestra Performer: Conductor: Andre Previn

    • EMI 0777 7 64723 2 4.
    • 13.
  • William Walton

    Spitfire Music- Battle in the Air

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conductor: Carl Davis

    • EMI CDC 7 47944 2.
    • 5.
  • William Walton

    Five Bagatelles for Guitar

    Performer: Guitar: Tom Kerstens

    • EMI 7243 5 55404 2 3.
    • 11.
  • William Walton

    Passacaglia for Solo Cello

    Performer: Paul Watkins

    • Hyperion CDA67340.
    • 12.
  • William Walton

    March for A History of the English Speaking Peoples

    Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Conductor: Carl Davis

    • EMI CDC 7 47944 2.
    • 15.

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