Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano
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Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano : Set of parts (& score for pianist)

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This is a performing edition of Walton's iano Quartet, first published in 1918 and one of his first compositions to have survived. The work was later revised by Walton in 1974-5, and this edition is based on the score published in the Walton Edition Chamber Music volume for string quartet.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 156 pages
  • 206 x 308 x 20mm | 498.95g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193366177
  • 9780193366176
  • 1,171,815

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 screen.show more