Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten ()

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Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten - Paul Watkins (cello); BBC Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner (conductor)
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  1. Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten, for orchestra
  2. Cello Concerto
  3. Symphony No. 2

The works on this album come from the later part of William Walton's career, in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time, with modernist absolutism in full swing, they were negatively reviewed, but now, with a neo-Romantic language mixed with hints of jazz, at least in the Symphony No. 2, they sound pretty prescient and worthy of revival. They get strong performances here. Rarest of all are the Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten, composed in 1969, and an intriguing example of a tribute by an older composer to a ...

Walton: Symphony No. 2; Cello Concerto; Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten 2015, Chandos

UPC: 095115515327

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