The William Walton Reader

The William Walton Reader : The genesis, performance, and publication of his works

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Based on research from all 24 volumes of the William Walton Edition, this detailed and updated account covers the genesis, performance, and publication of the works of one of Britainas leading composers. Highly readable yet authoritative, it provides a fascinating background to the stage works, film-scores, and orchestral, vocal, and instrumental pieces, providing both overview and more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019341466X
  • 9780193414662

About David Lloyd-Jones

David Lloyd-Jones was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and made his professional conducting debut in 1961 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He worked briefly as a repetiteur at the Royal Opera House before joining the New Opera Company, where he worked from 1961 to 1964. In 1972 he was appointed Assistant Music Director at Sadlers Wells Opera (now English National Opera), where he conducted a wide repertory which included the first British staging of War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev. Lloyd-Jones became the first Music Director of Opera North in 1977, where he conducted over fifty productions. He was General Editor for the William Walton Edition, and has published extensively with more