William Walton: Music and Literature

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Overview

This collection of essays seeks to reflect the many aspects of the life and work of William Walton. Written by acknowledged Walton scholars, they cover the literary influences in his music and the current debates that surround them.
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Ten essays explore the literary influences in the work of British composer Walton (1902-83) and analyze such well known pieces as , , and . They also consider his 14 film scores, first and second symphonies, and his concertos. The titles include The Songs, <-->a Noise like Amber, All the things that might have been: , The Recorded Works, and Walton's Words. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859281901
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Series: Music and Literature Series
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword
1 The Songs 1
2 Sacred Music 22
3 Facade - 'a Noise like Amber' 34
4 Belshazzar and the BBC Bureaucracy: the Origins of a Masterpiece 59
5 The Symphonies and Concertos 67
6 Film Music 109
7 'All the things that might have been': Christopher Columbus 132
8 'A Lost Child': A Study of the Genesis of Troilus and Cressida 182
9 The Recorded Works 209
10 Walton's Words 228
Bibliography 256
Index of Walton's music 261
General index 263
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