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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'sSymphony 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.
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Marin Alsop conducts Romeo and Juliet
20 March 2018
Marin Alsop follows her acclaimed survey of Prokofiev’s symphonies with a beautifully realised account – full of pulse-quickening drama, mischievous wit and heart-on-sleeve emotion – of his masterpiece ballet, Romeo and Juliet.