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Author: Susana Walton
ISBN: 0192826352
ISBN13: 978-0192826350
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr; 1st Edition Thus. edition (February 1, 1989)
Pages: 255
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In this moving memoir, Susana Walton has created an intimate and revealing portrait of this great English composer, recounting his entire career and their thirty-five years of marriage

In this moving memoir, Susana Walton has created an intimate and revealing portrait of this great English composer, recounting his entire career and their thirty-five years of marriage. The book brims with colorful anecdotes of some of the people who played a part in Walton's life, including the Sitwells, Laurence Olivier (for whose three Shakespeare movies Walton composed the score), Benjamin Britten, Maria Callas, Lord Kenneth Clark, . Auden, Yehudi Menuhin, and Julian Bream.

Admitted as a nine-year-old Lancashire schoolboy to Christ Church Choir School in Oxford, he was discovered by Sacheverell Sitwell as an undergraduate at Chris The acclaimed English composer William Walton-enfant terrible of English music in the 1920s and '30s, composer of Facade, Belshazzar's Feast, and a host of other brilliant works-lived a. long and accomplished life.

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Susana Walton tells the story of her 35 years of marriage with William Walton to the time of his death in Ischia, Bay of Naples.

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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. Less than ten years later, Osbert prepared the text of another masterwork, Belshazzar's Feast.

Having both read and been disappointed by Michael Kennedy's book A Portrait of Walton I turned to Lady Walton's book with high expectations. I am becoming increasingly alarmed at the omission of vital facts from biographies and the way some writers get away with xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx. Lady Walton is not quite right about the argument over royalties when her husband wrote his Impromptu on a theme of Britten - it was Britten who told his publishers to obtain royalties from Walton's publishers, OUP. There is a lot in this book which is too candid to be comfortable.

Susana, Lady Walton MBE (30 August 1926 – 21 March 2010), born Susana Valeria Rosa Maria Gil Passo, was the wife of the composer Sir William Walton (1902–1983). She was a writer, and the creator of the gardens of La Mortella. She was the daughter of a prominent Argentinian lawyer, Dr. Enrique Gil. She was working at the British Council in Buenos Aires when she met Walton in September 1948. They married in December 1948.

Behind the Facade (1988). Obituary The Telegraph. In memory of Susana Walton. Tributo a Lady Susana Walton (1926-2010). La Mortella, An Italian Garden Paradise (2002). Official site La Mortella. Italy's Garden of Eden.

Walton Façade's producer, Andrew Keener has blogged for Gramophone .

Walton Façade's producer, Andrew Keener has blogged for Gramophone about the recording process of the album. He says: "I hope that our recording is not only up there with the most vivid, and amusing versions, but more accurate than most". A fascinating insight into William Walton and his move to live with the Sitwells in London.

Susana Walton tells the story of her 35 years of marriage with William Walton to the time of his death in Ischia, Bay of Naples. She includes anecdotes and reminiscences, many in Walton's own words and previously unpublished, of the composer's early life from his childhood in Oldham, Lancashire to his musical education at Oxford, his discovery by the Sitwells, his personal relationships and his sudden emergence in the 1920s as a leading musician of his generation. The book includes intimate glimpses of many celebrated friends such as Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Hans Werner Henze, Malcolm Sargent, W.H.Auden, Benjamin Britten and Yehudi Menuhin.
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