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Orchestra of the Swan Facade

Orchestra of the Swan – Facade

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Duration: 90 minutes

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Walton Façade

Conductor – Bruce O’Neil
Reciters – Tamsin Dalley & Roderick Williams

William Walton was only 19 when he composed Façade, jazzy settings of surreal poetry by Edith Sitwell. Narrated through a megaphone from behind a painted curtain its premiere 100 years ago caused a furore. Today it is appreciated as one of the most delicious works in the English music catalogue.

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