Walton: Façade; Bax: Coronation March; Bliss: Welcome the Queen


Walton: Façade; Bax: Coronation March; Bliss: Welcome the Queen
Edith Sitwell; Peter Pears; Anthony Collins
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4803783
Barcode
00028948037834
Format
1-CD
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WALTON
Façade – an entertainment
Edith Sitwell, Peter Pears, narrators
English Opera Group Ensemble
Anthony Collins

Siesta
Scapino – a comedy overture
Portsmouth Point = an overture
Orb and Sceptre
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Adrian Boult

BAX
Coronation March, 1953
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Malcolm Sargent

BLISS
Welcome the Queen
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Arthur Bliss

 

Recording information

Recording Producers: Peter Andry (Façade); James Walker (Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point); John Culshaw (Orb and Sceptre, Bax); Christopher Whelan (Bliss)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point, Orb and Sceptre, Bax); Kenneth Wilkinson, Ken Cress (Bliss)
Recording Locations: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, July & August 1954 (Façade); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, April 1953 (Orb and Sceptre, Bax), October 1954 (Siesta, Scapino, Portsmouth Point); Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London, UK, May 1957 (Bliss)

Reviews

* * * ‘Astonishingly successful, clear and atmospheric … The performance [is] still the finest ever recorded … miraculously deft’ Penguin Guide

‘As for the performance, it stands above all others since … must remain a classic to the end of time’ Gramophone