Chamber Music

Chamber Music : William Walton Edition vol. 19

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for chamber ensemble This volume presents new editions of all Walton's mature chamber music, including the first publication on sale of theToccata for Violin and Piano, String Quartet (1920-2), and Tema (per Variazioni) per 'Cello more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 288 pages
  • 258 x 401 x 38mm | 1,873g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193683172
  • 9780193683174

Table of contents

Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano ; String Quartet (1920-2) ; Toccata for Violin and Piano ; String Quartet in A minor ; Sonata for Violin and Piano ; Two Pieces for Violin and Piano ; Tema (per Variazioni) per 'Cello Solo ; Passacaglia for Violoncello Solo ; Passacaglia for Violoncello Solo (ed. M. Rostropovitch)show more

About William Walton

Sir William Walton was born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1902, the son of a choirmaster and a singing-teacher. He became a chorister at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, and then an undergraduate at the University. His first composition to attract attention was a piano quartet written at the age of sixteen. At Oxford he made the acquaintance of the Sitwells who gave him friendship, moral and financial support and in 1922 he collaborated with Edith in devising the entertainment Facade. Less than ten years later, Osbert prepared the text of another masterwork, Belshazzar's Feast. From 1922 to 1927 Walton began to spend an increasing amount of time abroad, notably in Switzerland and Italy. The war years were devoted mainly to writing film and ballet scores and he became established as amongst the greatest composers for the more