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WALTON: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST Previn - Q4 SAN 324

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SIR WILLIAM WALTON: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST

Belshazzar's Feast was first performed at the Leeds Festival on 8 October 1931, with the baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The work has remained one of Walton's most celebrated compositions. The libretto, by Osbert Sitwell selected the text from the Bible, primarily the Book of Daniel, tells the story of Belshazzar's Feast, at which Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, commits sacrilege by using the Jews' sacred vessels to praise the heathen gods - he is miraculously killed, the kingdom falls, and the Jews regain their freedom.

Walton wrote Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten in response to a commission from the scientist Ralph Dorfman for an orchestral work for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Walton accepted the commission and, following an idea he had been considering for some time, he approached his fellow composer Benjamin Britten for permission to use a theme from the latter's Piano Concerto. The piece is in a single continuous movement, comprising four sections containing five variations or "improvisations".

SIDE 1
1. Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
2. Belshazzar's Feast

SIDE 2
1. Belshazzar's Feast

John Shirley-Quirk. baritone
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Andre Previn

The sleeve is VERY GOOD, consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Previn
Catalogue number:
Q4 SAN 324
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI Angel
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
3

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SIR WILLIAM WALTON: BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST

Belshazzar's Feast was first performed at the Leeds Festival on 8 October 1931, with the baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Malcolm Sargent. The work has remained one of Walton's most celebrated compositions. The libretto, by Osbert Sitwell selected the text from the Bible, primarily the Book of Daniel, tells the story of Belshazzar's Feast, at which Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, commits sacrilege by using the Jews' sacred vessels to praise the heathen gods - he is miraculously killed, the kingdom falls, and the Jews regain their freedom.

Walton wrote Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten in response to a commission from the scientist Ralph Dorfman for an orchestral work for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Walton accepted the commission and, following an idea he had been considering for some time, he approached his fellow composer Benjamin Britten for permission to use a theme from the latter's Piano Concerto. The piece is in a single continuous movement, comprising four sections containing five variations or "improvisations".

SIDE 1
1. Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
2. Belshazzar's Feast

SIDE 2
1. Belshazzar's Feast

John Shirley-Quirk. baritone
London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Andre Previn

The sleeve is VERY GOOD, consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend that the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Band/artist(s):
Previn
Catalogue number:
Q4 SAN 324
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
EMI Angel
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
3

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