Sir Edward Elgar’s sublime Cello Concerto receives an impassioned new With additional works by Sir William Walton and Gustav Holst, as well as a miniature. 1 May Matthew Barley joins Charles Hazlewood to explore William Walton’s Cello Concerto. 9 May The BBC work page for Cello Concerto by William Walton. Find upcoming concerts, watch performances, and learn more about the music.

Author: Kagul Mezisar
Country: Sweden
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Science
Published (Last): 9 July 2006
Pages: 402
PDF File Size: 5.83 Mb
ePub File Size: 16.31 Mb
ISBN: 377-6-21193-637-3
Downloads: 62275
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Tudal

WALTON Cello Concerto

The work opens with a calm, lapping figure in the orchestra, over which the cello spins a dreamy melody; tenderness and bravura alternate throughout this compact Moderato. Tell us what you think FAQ.

Cello Concerto” to My Music. The development section from 2’43 is particularly striking in its journey from the dark forests of its opening, fragments of themes sighing forth from the orchestra, to flag-waving enthusiasm from 4’00 that rapidly turns sinister. The scherzo is as impassioned as it is brilliant, soaring melodies interweaved with the virtuosity. A slightly strange wlaton Loosely based on Bach’s works for solo cello, the work opens with an eight bar theme Lento espressivo.

Cello concertos Compositions by William Walton compositions Music commissioned by ensembles or performers. A pity, since she had such obvious talent, as evidenced by the few works which she left. This introduction leads to a scherzo, outwardly lively and virtuosic, but in its gentle lines, and particularly in the unexpectedly passionate outburst at its centre, retaining the wistful poetry of the first movement.

Backed celo the hilt by a meticulously prepared LPO under Zhang Yi, the Chinese virtuoso manifestly loves this bewitching music and savours to the max its soaring lyricism, fastidious refinement and wistful tenderness.

My teacher Jane Cowan was friends with Imogen Holst and, when I was on a course at Snape in the mid-seventies, arranged for me to play to her. Imogen Holst was herself a major musical force as writer, educator and choral conductor; but she lived so much under the shadow of her father, and of Benjamin Britten, to whom she was for many years an amanuensis she, Britten and Peter Pears are all buried together in Aldeburgh churchyard that her own composing took a back seat.

See more works by this composer. The ensuing ten variations travel rhapsodically through a rich pattern of varying emotional tensions and figuration, the music becoming poised on the dominant, before the final Subito vivace, freer in its treatment of the passacaglia theme, brings the work to a brisk and spirited conclusion.


Artists Popular All Recommended. Playlists Featured All Recommended. Building a Library compares recordings of Walton’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra and makes a recommendation.

Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. The scherzo returns briefly to the headlong rhythms of the younger Walton before relaxing briefly into a more lyrical but still skittish trio. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

WALTON Cello Concerto |

So how can one explain the magical effect of this work which has altered lives—those and so many others—in such a dramatic way? Variations on an Elizabethan Theme. The eponymous keyboard piece, taken from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Bookis by Martin Peerson c— William Walton Cello Concerto. There is no unquestioned heroism in this work; rather, the concerto is a poem of regret, a searching elegy to the whole world—both inner and outer—that had been waltno away by the horrors of the Great War.

Performances Popular All Recommended. Elgar almost seemed to accept that the concerto would be perceived in this way, accosting Vaughan Williams at an early performance of the work with the words: Views Read Edit View history. Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references. In the concerts Tate, as a superior symphonic Ischian gardener, created an atmosphere in which melodies could blossom, while in the Celllo he was the cheerful captain on a sailing trip with all the elements of ocean water sprays, blazing sunshine, waves and acrobatics of seagulls and dolphins.

The finale contains four improvisations, two each for orchestra alone and solo cello, conccerto and ends adagiowwlton. He did so, but Piatigorsky’s illness and death prevented him from performing that version, and it remains unheard. But the heart of the work lies in the central movement, with its poignant opening figure that as Imogen told me, blue eyes twinkling proudly her beloved Benjamin Britten found particularly striking.

This entry is from Wikipediathe user-contributed encyclopedia.

Then, finally, she invited me to play it with the pianist Peter Evans at the Aldeburgh festival. Moving quickly between emotional extremes, it retains an irrepressible forward momentum almost cconcerto the very end, signing off in an almost flippant gesture of dismissal.

Acquire one or the other — ideally both! Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. We got on very well, and the upshot was that she invited me to play her piece for solo cello, The fall of the leaffor her seventieth birthday concert at the Aldeburgh festival.


In the first variation, we can surely hear the gusts of wind swaying the trees, in the third the fallen leaves being blown hither and thither.

List of compositions by William Walton Neotonality. If you are a library, university cncerto other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. walhon

The concerto is scored for 2 flutes second doubling piccolo2 oboes second doubling cor anglais2 clarinets second doubling bass clarinet2 bassoons second doubling contrabassoon4 horns2 trumpets3 trombonestubatimpani3 percussion vibraphonexylophonesuspended cymbalbass drumcastanetssnare drumcelestaharpstrings. Both Piatigorsky and Heifetz expressed some reservations about the new work, causing Walton to write two more brilliant and extended endings, but in the event the original version was played at the premiere given by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Munch in January Don’t show me this message again.

The Cello Sonata remained conxerto until but has since entered the cello repertory. In Piatigorsky himself asked Walton to revise the ending. Underneath his crusty exterior, Walton was deeply insecure. In Walton provided the wxlton Piatigorsky with a third ending but his planned London performance of this version never took place and the original is regarded as superior.

Invocation was written inat a time when Holst was involved with setting parts of the sacred Hindu script, the Rig Vedateaching himself Sanskrit for the purpose; both thematically and emotionally, Invocation seems to be connected to this work. No patching sessions, every note played with some two thousand people listening. The premiere of the concerto, for which Piatigorsky was joined by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch, took place in Boston in Januarythe same forces reassembling to record it a few days later.

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. A secondary, more conventional theme, marked a tempo tranquillo, offers a descending scalic pattern against a supportive orchestral backdrop, leading to the eventual return of the principal theme over a repeated flute and oboe accompaniment evoking an eerie cinematic atmosphere.