William Walton : Henry V - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr.by Christopher Palmer) - Christopher Plummer, narrator -
The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields - Neville Marriner
Unknown Rip | APE tracks (No Cue+No Log) | Complete Scans | 67 min. | 292 MB
20th Century Music | Orchestral Music | Choral Music | Language: English | Chandos CHAN 8892| 1990
Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor. His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky and Prokofiev as well as jazz music, and is characterized by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores, like Henry V
(1944). His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade
, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic works and the oratorio Belshazzar's Feast
that he gained international recognition.