Hear a clip from next month’s free CD!

Walton’s First Symphony conducted by Adrian Boult


Walton’s powerful First Symphony is the full work on our free CD this August, and you can listen to a clip from it now.


Written between 1931 and ’35, the piece is a wonderful showcase of the composer’s inventive orchestration and was a huge success at its premiere in 1935.

In this live recording from London’s Royal Festival Hall in 1975, Sir Adrian Boult conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


‘Adrian Boult received a hero’s welcome,’ wrote William Mann in The Times of the concert, ‘and gave the symphony a sturdy, athletic reading… that stick technique as immaculate as ever’. Click here to listen to a clip.