The best recordings of William Walton

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

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The Centenary Edition

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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

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Walton’s early masterwork, plus its later supplement.