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Walton Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto



The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) and Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, are pleased to announce the Walton Project. The Frederick R. Koch Collection, housed at the Beinecke Library, contains the world’s largest archive of Walton’s original manuscripts and this project presents a unique opportunity to use Walton’s manuscripts as the source of preparation for performances. Over the next four years, the project will feature both chamber and symphonic music in concerts and recordings

Walton Symphony No.1 and Violin Concerto


Under William Boughton these are splendidly idiomatic performances. The nagging repetitions in the first movement of the First Symphony are magnetic, the leading Scherzo quirky. In the concerto, Kurt Nikkanen is a clean-cut yet warmly expressive soloist.  Edward Greenfield, Gramophone, Critics Choice for 2010