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Walton Conducts Walton: The 1964 New Zealand Tour
William Walton, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Berl Senofsky
Walton Conducts Walton: The 1964 New Zealand Tour
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
 
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These historic performances, recorded by The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, are being released for the first time through an agreement between the NZBC and Bridge Records. Recorded during Sir William Walton's seven ...  more »

     
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All Artists: William Walton, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Berl Senofsky
Title: Walton Conducts Walton: The 1964 New Zealand Tour
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bridge Records, Inc.
Original Release Date: 9/30/2003
Release Date: 9/30/2003
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Strings, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 090404913327

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Album Description
These historic performances, recorded by The New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, are being released for the first time through an agreement between the NZBC and Bridge Records. Recorded during Sir William Walton's seven concert New Zealand tour in 1964, this two disc set is being sold for the discounted price of one CD. The first CD opens with Walton leading a magisterial ?God Save the Queen' and segues into an impassioned reading of his romantic Violin Concerto. Walton was reportedly ?overjoyed' to be working again with the American violinist Berl Senofsky, who had performed the concerto under his baton with the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Walton's sparkling Partita is given an exhilarating reading to bring the first CD to its conclusion. Disc B is given over to a major composition?Walton's Symphony No. 1. As encores, Disc B concludes with two short string orchestra pieces from Walton's historic Henry V film collaboration with Laurence Olivier.
 

CD Reviews

Stunning performance
Noel Lester | USA | 09/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this album for the violin concerto. Having long been an admirer of Berl Senofsky, I was eager to hear him in his prime, playing this work with the composer himself conducting. To say the least, I was not disappointed. The performance showcases one of America's great violinists at the peak of his form, delivering a knockout performance of one of the most challenging concertos in the repertoire. It should be required listening for every young violinist who thinks that playing a lot of fast notes is the way to a career. In Senofsky's hands, every note, and there are lots of them, have meaning and purpose. He was a singular artist and this recording should not be missed!"
As featured in "The War" by Ken Burns
Guybrarian | New York, NY | 09/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This beautiful two disc recording includes Passacaglia: THe Death of Falstaff (from the film score of Henry V), conducted by William Walton, as heard in the Ken Burns documentary, The War - A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick"