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Title: Walton The Collector's Edition
Otros títulos: William Walton The Collector's Edition
Troilus and Cressida
Troilus and Cressida Opera in Three Acts
Walton Edición Coleccionista
William Walton Edición Coleccionista
Troilus y Cressida Ópera en Tres Actos
Intérprete/ Colaborador: William Walton; Richard Cassilly; Dame Janet Baker; Gerald English; Benjamin Luxon; Elizabeth Bainbridge; Richard Van Allan; Malcolm Rivers; Robert Lloyd; George Mcpherson; Gwynne Sullivan; Handel Thomas; Alan Jones; Daniel McCoshan; Royal Opera Chorus; Robin Stapleton; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; John Brown; Lawrence Foster
Código CDU: Wal.03
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Occupying an important historical position between his better-known colleagues Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, William Walton is seen by many as the first modern British composer to approach the brilliance and vitality which characterized English music during Handel's day. Born in northwest England during the first years of the twentieth century, Walton was the son of a choirmaster, and appropriately, served as a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral at Oxford from 1912 to 1918. Studies at the university itself proved unsatisfying, and William left Oxford without a degree in 1920, relying instead upon the patronage of the Sitwell family, who had befriended the young composer. Through the influence of this affluent and well-known family, Walton was able to break into the London music scene, and by 1922 his chamber piece Façade had achieved some popularity with the concert-going public. A performance of his comic overture Portsmouth Point in Zurich in 1926, and Paul Hinde ...


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