Symphony No. 1 : Portsmouth Point Overture

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Title: Symphony No. 1 : Portsmouth Point Overture
Otros títulos: Preludio y Rhapsody N º 5 en do Sostenido Menor
Intérprete/ Colaborador: William Walton; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin
Código CDU: Wal.01
Forma Musical: Overtures. Symphonies.
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 Hindemith's ...


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1. Portsmouth Point Overture.wav 5:22 54.17Mb WAV audio wav
2. Symphony No. ... t minor- Allegro assai.mp3 13:55 19.09Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. Symphony No. ... r- Presto. con malizia.mp3 5:34 7.637Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. Symphony No. ... Andante con malincolia.mp3 11:42 16.05Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. Symphony No. ... nor- Finale - Maestoso.mp3 12:50 17.60Mb MPEG Audio mp3
Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor- Completo.wav 43:47 442.0Mb WAV audio wav

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