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William Walton: Behind the Façade

Walton, Susana

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ISBN 10: 0193151561 / ISBN 13: 9780193151567
Published by Oxford University Press, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book is in very good condition. First Edition, First Printing. NOT a remainder. NOT a book club edition. Published by Oxford University Press, 1988. Dark blue cloth boards with bright gold stamped spine lettering. Book is in very good condition with an inscription to previous owner on half-title page. Tight, sharp corners, bright spine lettering. Dust jacket is price-clipped with a one-inch tear at back top right corner. No writing, highlighting, underlining, dog ears, etc. Pages and boards crisp and straight. Spine un-broken with no spine lean. Book may have been read once carefully, but no real signs of reading wear. 255 pages. ISBN: 0-19-315156-1. 100% positive feedback. 30 day money back guarantee. NEXT DAY SHIPPING! Excellent customer service. Please email with any questions or if you would like a photo. All books packed carefully and ships with free delivery confirmation/tracking. All books come with free bookmarks. Ships from Sag Harbor, New York. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15072652913

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Title: William Walton: Behind the Fašade

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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The acclaimed English composer William Walton--enfant terrible of English music in the 1920s and '30s, composer of Façade, Belshazzar's Feast, and a host of other brilliant works--lived a long and accomplished life. Admitted as a nine-year-old Lancashire schoolboy to Christ Church Choir School in Oxford, he was discovered by Sacheverell Sitwell as an undergraduate at Christ Church, adopted by all three Sitwells, and early on discovered a publisher willing to back his unconventional music. He was, along with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Benjamin Britten, one of the giants of 20th-century British music.
In this moving memoir, Susana Walton has created an intimate and revealing portrait of this great English composer, recounting his entire career and their thirty-five years of marriage. The book brims with colorful anecdotes of some of the people who played a part in Walton's life, including the Sitwells, Laurence Olivier (for whose three Shakespeare movies Walton composed the score), Benjamin Britten, Maria Callas, Lord Kenneth Clark, W.H. Auden, Yehudi Menuhin, and Julian Bream. Packed with numerous photographs, many of which have never before been published, this charming volume offers many insights into Walton, the composer and the man.

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Susana Walton is the widow of Sir William Walton.

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