String Quartet (1922)
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String Quartet (1922) : Set of parts

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Performing edition of Walton's first String Quartet, based on the edition published in the Walton Edition Chamber Music volume. Following the addition of a second movement, the final version of the quartet was premiered in 1923 at the Royal College of Music in London by the McCullagh String Quartet.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 124 pages
  • 228 x 304 x 10mm | 404g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193594285
  • 9780193594289

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