Walton: Symphonies 1 & 2, Concertos, Belshazzar's
Label: EMI CLASSICS
Walton: Symphony No. 1 in B flat minor Sir Malcolm Sargent Symphony No. 2 André Previn Viola Concerto revised version Nigel Kennedy (viola) Violin Concerto revised version Nigel Kennedy (violin) Façade Orchestral Suite No. 1 Façade Orchestral Suite No. 2 Belshazzar's Feast Coronation Marches
A box set which traces Walton’s career from its early days (his first orchestral work Portsmouth Point) through to the composer’s late sixties, this 5-CD compilation presents a fascinating selection of some of his largest-scale works. Ranging from the intense private display of the Viola Concerto—an instant success which quickly became revered the world over—to the ceremonial pomp of Crown Imperial, all facets of Walton’s compositional character are explored, fully justifying his status as the leading composer of his generation.