Sunday, November 18, 2012
The magnificent William Walton, in 1939, the year of his incomparable and thrilling Violin Concerto.
Virtually everything the man wrote is a masterpiece. Along with Igor Stravinsky, he was the most painstaking perfectionist of 20th-Century composers.
“Throughout his life, Walton held no posts, had no pupils, gave no lectures and wrote no essays.”—Michael Kennedy