Walton - Viola Concerto (hr-Sinf., A. Tamestit, cond. Honeck)

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Walton: Bratschenkonzert - hr-Sinfonieorchester - Antoine Tamestit - Manfred Honeck

I. Andante comodo 
II. Vivo, con molto preciso 
III. Allegro moderato 

hr-Sinfonieorchester – Frankfurt Radio Symphony 
Antoine Tamestit, Viola 
Manfred Honeck, Dirigent 

hr-Sinfoniekonzert 
Alte Oper Frankfurt, 23. März 2018 

Website: http://www.hr-sinfonieorchester.de ;
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hrsinfonieorchester

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Sir William Turner Walton, OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. His best-known works include Façade, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast, the Viola Concerto, the First Symphony, and the British coronation anthems Crown Imperial and Orb and Sceptre.

Walton's first successful large-scale concert work, the Viola Concerto (1929) is in marked contrast to the raucous Portsmouth Point; despite the common influence of jazz and of the music of Hindemith and Ravel, in its structure and romantic longing it owes much to the Elgar Cello Concerto. In this work, wrote Edward Sackville-West and Desmond Shawe-Taylor in The Record Guide, "the lyric poet in Walton, who had so far been hidden under a mask of irony, fully emerged."
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