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Proms Composer of the Week: Walton

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With Humphrey Burton.
5: Walton and the Orchestra
Throughout his creative life, the orchestra was Walton's preferred instrument of expression: two symphonies, four concertos, three overtures, variations, marches and more than a dozen film scores all demonstrate his masterly skills as an orchestrator. In the last of this week's programmes Humphrey Burton selects some of the highlights from his many orchestral scores spanning nearly 60 years. Overture: Portsmouth Point
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Siesta London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer Suite: Henry V (excerpts) Laurence Olivier (voices), Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Improvisations on an Impromptu by Benjamin Britten
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Capriccio Burlesco
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Orb and Sceptre
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins

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Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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Proms Composer of the Week: Walton

BBC Radio 3, 3 September 1999 9.00






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