Sunday, November 18, 2012

William Walton

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

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