Walton

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.
Ida Haendel, Bournemouth SO, Paavo Berglund - Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992

Benjamin Britten & William Walton: Violin Concertos (1978) Reissue 1992
Ida Haendel (violin); Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paavo Berglund

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDM 7 64202 2 | Time: 01:02:27

Ida Haendel’s sinewy and athletic reading of the often under-rated Britten combines toughness with a cumulative dramatic impetus which is hard to resist. Berglund and the Bournemouth players respond with a terse and argumentative vigour, suitably balanced between resignation and defiant rhetoric, especially in the closing Passacaglia. The Walton Concerto, also dating from 1938-9, is played with an apposite blend of inscrutable panache, as in the irrepressibly brilliant central movement, and elsewhere, a sensuous, if occasionally over-indulgent languor. Rare lapses in the finale can be safely overlooked, in a performance of eloquence and undisputed stature.

Binx Walton by Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine Pre Fall 2014  Graphics

Posted by nrg at Aug. 11, 2014
Binx Walton by Daniel Jackson for i-D Magazine Pre Fall 2014

Binx Walton - i-D Magazine Pre Fall 2014
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Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)

Coull String Quartet - Elgar: String Quartet; Bridge: Idylls; Walton: String Quartet (2006)
X Lossless Decoder | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 287 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55218

Hyperion has reissued on its midpriced Helios label this fine program of English works for string quartet, recorded in 1994. The composers, born approximately 20 years apart in the order given in the headnote, offer an insight into the evolutionary trends in British music before, throughout, and after the 20th century’s two Great Wars.
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67794

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Martyn Brabbins gives invigorating and authoritative performances of William Walton’s masterful symphonies. The musicians balance stunning control with breathtaking energy and character. Following the resounding success of Belshazzar’s Feast, Walton spent three years perfecting his dramatic first symphony. The immensely virtuosic work displays an astounding range of colours and emotional volatility, reflecting the turbulence of Walton’s private life. Despite its fraught gestation—the first performance in 1934 by the London Symphony Orchestra was missing the finale—this work met with an ecstatic critical reception and has remained popular ever since.
Andreea Diaconu & Leona Binx Walton by Collier Schorr for Self Service #40 Spring/Summer 2014

Andreea & Leona - Collier Schorr Photoshoot 2014
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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)

Carole Boyd & Zeb Soanes - Walton: Façade (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at April 17, 2017
Carole Boyd & Zeb Soanes - Walton: Façade (2017)

Carole Boyd & Zeb Soanes - Walton: Façade
Classical, Spoken Word, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 64:28 min | 228 MB
Label: Orchid Classics | Tracks: 34 | Rls.date: 2017

One of Walton's most idiosyncratic pieces, this new recording celebrates the wonderfully eccentric Dame Edith Sitwell, both through Facade and with the little heard radio interview from 1955 of the poet herself. Recorded and produced by Andrew Keener, one of the world's most distinguished record producers, it is the fulfillment of one of his life's ambitions! Carole Boyd has performed for over 35 years in theatre, television and radio, and is well known as Lynda Snell in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers. Zeb Soanes is also a familiar voice as a presenter on BBC Radio 4 and on UK television. John Wilson is internationally renowned as a conductor of light music and jazz, especially for his appearances on the BBC Proms.

Bo Walton - All The Best (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at March 27, 2017
Bo Walton - All The Best (2017)

Bo Walton - All The Best (2017)
Country, Rock, Rockabilly | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:48 | 159 MB
Label: Jump Jack Records | Release Year: 2017

Bo Walton was born in the little village of Marden in Herefordshire, growing up listening to his parents albums of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Billy Fury and Jerry Lee Lewis. He formed his first performing band when he was 14, dropping in an Elvis or Cochran track here and there. It was quite obvious how much that style of music had influenced him. Bo started writing songs, accompanying himself on guitar and, one fateful day, met ex-Rockpile bassist John David. John recognized Bo’s vocal talent immediately and the two set about writing and recording their material; material that was influenced by the music John had been playing with Dave Edmunds and the songs Bo had grown up with from those old albums.