Walton

William Walton  - Walton: The Collector's Edition (2012) (12 CD Box Set)

William Walton - Walton: The Collector's Edition (2012) (12 CD Box Set)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 3.54 Gb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.91 Gb
Classical | Label: EMI Classics / 40858

Walton has been heralded as the most important composer of the 20th century. I knew little of his work and wanted to 'hear' for myself. His musical range is impressive and I feel that he has influenced many contemporary composers.
Yehudi Menuhin, Sir William Walton - Walton: Violin & Viola Concertos, Partita (1994)

Yehudi Menuhin, Sir William Walton - Walton: Violin & Viola Concertos, Partita (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:38 | 355 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5099996894

For a single-package introduction to the music of William Walton, it would be hard to do better than this two-disc set from EMI. Not only is the selection impeccable (including the First Symphony, Belshazzar's Feast, the violin and viola concertos, plus the Partita, for orchestra), but the performances, with the composer conducting, are, for all intents and purposes, definitive.
Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah (2010) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Cedar Walton Trio - Song Of Delilah: The Music Of Victor Young (2010) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:36 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,92 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,29 GB

During his long career, Cedar Walton has been one of hard bop's most lyrical pianists. His funky touch and cogent melodic sense graced the recordings of many of jazz's greatest players. He was also one of the music's more underrated composers; although he was always a first-rate interpreter of standards, Walton wrote a number of excellent tunes ("Mosaic," "Ugetsu," and "Bolivia," to name a few) that found their way into Art Blakey's book during the pianist's early-'60s stint with the Jazz Messengers. On this album, Walton and his musician friends Buster Williams and Willie Jones II, have compiled an album of songs dedicated to the works of American composer Victor Young.

Bo Walton - Break On Out! (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Oct. 2, 2017
Bo Walton - Break On Out! (2017)

Bo Walton - Break On Out! (2017)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 251 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 101 MB | 00:32:52
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Country Rock | Label: Jump Jack Records

This is first class Rock 'n' Roll music which combines Rockabilly rhythms, pop melodies and Country twang. Break On Out boast excellent songs, superb vocals and guitar, with top notch musicians and production too. The accessibility of artists such as Imelda May, Dave Edmunds, Shakin' Stevens and Chris Isaak to the mainstream via radio and TV led to international success, and also brought true rockin' music to the attention of the general public - and maybe Bo Walton could be next. He certainly has the talent.
Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:45 minutes | 571 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

For his new album, Nils Mönkemeyer chose works by William Walton, Max Bruch, and Arvo Pärt. The album starts with Walton’s Viola Concerto and continues with two of Bruch’s compositions: Mönkemeyer recorded Bruch’s Romance for Viola and Orchestra as well as an arrangement of his “Kol Nidrei” (originally for cello and orchestra). Finally, the album contains Pärt’s “Fratres”, arranged for viola, string orchestra and percussion. Mönkemeyer’s musical partners for the recording were the Bamberger Symphoniker conducted by Markus Poschner.

Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Aug. 12, 2017
Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017)

Nils Mönkemeyer - William Walton, Max Bruch, Arvo Pärt (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:58:47 | 135 MB
Label: Sony Classical

On his new CD with the Viola concerto by William Walton, the Kol Nidrei arranged for viola and the romance for viola and orchestra, Nils Mönkemeyer once again introduces how beautiful, how interesting, how fascinating a viola can be. At Nils Mönkemeyer, the viola has a great body, it sounds almost like a cello, especially in William Walton's concert. Even if you lose the lightness, the flurring in the sound something - from the Kol Nidrei and the romance of Max Bruch speaks the longing. And with the selection of Arvo Pärt's Fratres for viola, strings and drums, Nils Mönkemeyer creates an hour of music, which is at the same time sophisticated, yet still conjuring moments of merriment.

Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 5, 2017
Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}

Cedar Walton - Roots (1999) {Astor Place TCD 4010}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 139 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Astor Place Recordings | TCD 4010
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

For the second straight time (and for his second Astor Place release), pianist Cedar Walton sticks to his own compositions for this recording. What is different from his debut on the label is that, in this case, many of the songs have been around awhile, including his classic, "Boliva," "When Love Is New" and "Mode for Joe." Walton and his trio (bassist Ron Carter and drummer Lewis Nash) are joined by a five-man horn section (which includes trumpeter Don Sickler), percussionist Ray Mantilla and, on three songs apiece, a featured guest: tenor saxophonist Joshua Redman, trumpeter Terence Blanchard and/or guitarist Mark Whitfield. Everyone plays up to par (Redman, in particular, is in fine form), and overall, this is a solid, modern hard bop date that reaches its potential.
Li-Wei Qin, London PO, Zhang Yi - Edward Elgar; Benjamin Britten; William Walton: Cello Concertos (2014)

Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto; Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes
William Walton: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2014)
Li-Wei Qin, cello; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Zhang Yi, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 8896661 | Time: 01:15:26

An offering of two iconic British cello concertos, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and distinguished cellist Li-Wei Qin, separated by an atmospheric and musically detailed recording of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes conducted by Zhang Yi.
Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014) [24/96]

Tasmin Little, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner - Walton: Symphony No. 1 & Violin Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:25 minutes | 1.28 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Walton burst onto the British musical scene in his twenties, the success of works such as Façade, the Viola Concerto, and Belshazzar’s Feast establishing him in both the avant-garde and the mainstream of British composers. The obvious next step for Walton was to compose a symphony and he was duly commissioned to do so by Sir Hamilton Harty in 1932. The first complete performance of his Symphony No. 1, in 1935, was a triumph, immediately gaining the work an honoured place in British music which it has never lost. It is a highly virtuosic work with a remarkable expressive range, in turns powerful and broad, malicious, melancholic, and majestic.
Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Akiko Suwanai - Sibelius & Walton: Violin Concertos (2003/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 61:38 minutes | 1.21 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

“Suwanai’s Sibelius was as evocative as it could have been. With a rare ability to combine precision and long-bowed resonance, Suwanai is an obvious match for this serious work…hers was a performance that reached deep into the heart of the music.” (The Scotsman, October 2011)