The King’s Singers - Royal Rhymes and Rounds
30 December 2017
It does make for good historical perspective and narrative, though, and the ensemble brings the same attentive idiomatic delivery to them as to the rest of the songs.Read more
03 December 2017
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Walton's first symphony premiered in London without its last movement on this day in 1934, although he did eventually complete it. In this playlist you'll find a selection of works that were never finished before the composer died - and usually others have taken on the task on their behalf, working from sketches and incomplete material.
William Walton's Symphony No. 1 was premiered in London, without the final movement. Completing the symphony proved difficult for Walton and it wasn't until the following year that the symphony was finally heard in its entirety. It gained him international attention, after prominent conductors such as Furtwangler and Mengelberg requested copies of it. Precisely 20 years later, Walton's opera Troilus and Cressida was premiered.