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Suggested Listening

Music to listen to before you emigrate to a desert island

For any singer or instrumentalist listening to music is an essential aid to performance interpretation and style. Music also enriches our lives, particularly in difficult times.

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
Rachmaninov

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A Wartime Sketchbook, 1941-42 (1990) - Walton

Ok. I admit it. Walton is in my top 5 of favourite composers.

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 105)

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Symphony 1 - Walton

LPO conducted by Bryden Thomson (a symphony not heard often enough and directed here by a conductor who was much under appreciated). This is, simply, the best interpretation of a 20thC masterpiece.

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 92)

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Major Barbara 1941 - Walton

Suite arranged from the film. Amazing orchestration. Wonderful Walton.

Added by Steve B (Admin) on 13/10/2020 (ID: 91)