The best recordings of William Walton

We select the essential recordings of works by the enduring British composer, William Walton


The Centenary Edition


Tamsin Little etc.; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Little
Decca 470 5082

All the symphonies, concertos and more, in a comprehensive set.

Walton Conducts Walton

LPO, LSO/William Walton
Lyrita SCRD 224

Walton here directs Portsmouth Point, Capriccio burlesco and other works.

Troilus and Cressida

Arthur Davies, Judith Howarth etc.; Opera North/Richard Hickox
Chandos CHAN 9370

Top-flight singing and orchestral playing makes an ultra-strong case for Walton’s neglected opera.

Façade; Façade 2

Susana Walton, Richard Baker (narrators); City of London Sinfonia/Hickox
Chandos CHAN 8869


Walton’s early masterwork, plus its later supplement.