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Walton: The Complete Facades Hila Plitman, Fred Child, Kevin Deas, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra, Joann Falletta

Walton: The Complete Facades Hila Plitman, Fred Child, Kevin Deas, Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Orchestra, Joann Falletta

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Edith Sitwell’s invitation to William Walton to collaborate on an innovative, revolutionary new work came at a critical moment in the young composer’s career, and Façade proved to be his first great success. The peerless combination of a peculiarly English dry wit, genuine pathos and superlative technical skill remains an extraordinary achievement. Sitwell’s verses conjure a satirical and poignant world of bourgeois late-Victorian England, while Walton’s settings unfailingly enhance and enrich the texts in a work in which words and music are unquestionably of equal importance. This release includes the first recording of Small Talk(1922) and three numbers first performed in 1977 but subsequently rejected by the composer.
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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Naxos Regular CD
    • UPC/Barcode: 747313437870
    • Item Number: 8574378