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WALTON: Symphony No. 1 / Partita

Composer(s):Walton, William
Artist(s) Daniel, Paul, Conductor • English Northern Philharmonia
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553180
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

In the First Symphony Paul Daniel knows unerringly how to build up tension to breaking point before resolving it and then building again. He is also freer than many in his use of rubato, as well as in the degree of elbow-room he allows for jazzy syncopations, always idiomatic. The Scherzo is sparkily witty, not just full of malice. In the slow movement, after the poised opening, Daniel tends to press ahead slightly for the sections which follow, agonizingly intense. The finale with its brassy, more extrovert manner has plenty of panache, and the weight and bite of the sound are excellent. This is version that vies with even the finest at whatever price, and it outshines most. Daniel’s reading of the Partita brings out above all the work’s joyfulness,



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