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.
Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.