“Hickox and Accardo take their time most satisfyingly in the dreamy ostinato in the middle movement making the zest and flitter of the presto sections all the more effective. In the finale seductive tenderness meets rapturous grandeur.” – Rob Barnett, Musicweb International
Alto is pleased to return to the international catalogue two outstanding recordings of music by Sir Wqilliam Walton originally issued on the Collins Classics label.
Sir William Walton
Symphony No.1 in b-flat minor
I. Allegro assai 14:22
II. Scherzo: Presto con malizia 6:11
III. Andante con malinconia 10:31
IV. Maestoso – Allegro, brioso ed ardentemente – Vivacissimo – Maestoso 13:09