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Sir William Turner Walton, OM (29th March 1902–8th March 1983) was an English composer and conductor.

His style was influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and jazz, and is characterised by rhythmic vitality, bittersweet harmony, sweeping Romantic melody, and brilliant orchestration. His output includes orchestral and choral works, chamber music ,and ceremonial music, as well as notable film scores. His earliest works, especially Edith Sitwell's Façade, brought him notoriety as a modernist, but it was with orchestral symphonic… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
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    Super.
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    Happy Birthday Sir William!
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    Great great
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    "Massive" music.
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    William Walton - Symphony No. 1 (1932 - 35) - http://youtu.be/VwX9yJr2TWk
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    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct William Walton into the Class of 1956. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame
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    Come along and join the group [url=http://www.last.fm/group/Orchestral+Composer+of+the+Week.]Orchestral Composer of the Week[/url]. Nominate your 5 favourite composers each week and see who gets into the Hall of Fame.
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    his Viola concerto is so brilliant that a tear or two always leave my eye when I listen to it. especially if it's Bashmet recording.
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    Both symphonies are great. Second one is underrated. The first movement is brutal.

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