Portrait of Walton

Portrait of Walton

by Michael Kennedy, Kennedy

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Portrait of Walton by Michael Kennedy, Kennedy

Displaced by Britten and later by Tippett after failing to fulfill the promise of his early masterpieces, composer William Walton was once regarded as a promising experimentalist and successor to Elgar. Here, Kennedy illuminates the complex and contradictory personality of Walton, whose moods ranged from self-critical, depressive, and jealous to witty, generous, and forgiving. Drawing on the composer's correspondence with friends and colleagues—including Britten, Malcolm Arnold, and André Previn, and assessing his compositions, Kennedy provides a compassionate and perceptive study of the life and music of this notable twentieth-century artist.

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ISBN-13: 9780192827746
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/18/1990
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.81(d)

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