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Walton’s Partita is a virtuosic and wide-ranging score, from the dazzling tuttis in the first movement and finale to the languorous central siciliana—opening with a duet for oboe and viola before expanding into one of the composer’s finest soundscapes with virtually pointilliste instrumentation. The brilliance of the outer movements crowns the Partita’s finale with a memorable tune on first trumpet, releasing the tension and heralding the closing section in a mood of triumphant good humour, the E major ending of the Spitfire Prelude and Fugue infusing the Partita throughout.
from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 2017
|Walton: Violin Concerto, Partita & Hindemith Variations|
Martyn Brabbins and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are joined by Anthony Marwood for a radiant account of Walton’s violin concerto. The remainder of this all-Walton album is every bit as thrilling.» More