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6 thoughts on “ Popular Song - Edith Sitwell, William Walton* - Façade

  1. Popular Song Lyrics: Lily O'Grady / Silly and shady / Longing to be / A lazy lady / Walked by the cupolas gables in the / Lake's Georgian stables / In a fairy tale like the heat intense / And the mist.
  2. Hornpipe William Walton. Album Façade. Hornpipe Lyrics. Written By Edith Sitwell & William Walton. Release Date January 24, Popular Song Scotch Rhapsody.
  3. In , he produced a sequel, Façade II, which returned to the original chamber ensemble and narration format. Also a setting of Edith Sitwell 's poetry, this second suite has seen performances by such esteemed performers of new music as Peter Pears and Cathy Berberian, to whom it is dedicated.
  4. Here is a new and complete recording of the unique and fascinating work, which brought William Walton's name and fame to the fore in the early 's. The history of Façade is extremely complex since there are over thirty extant numbers setting the virtuoso and extraordinary poems of Dame Edith Sitwell, and ever since its premiere different performances and recordings have assembled only some.
  5. If I were allowed just one work of Walton's to save from the proverbial flood, it would undoubtedly be Facade, for whatever the perhaps more obvious merits of some of the large-scale works, it is here that his naughty, witty, ironic, and even his romantic characteristics are most unselfconsciously caught. In more general terms the work catches the spirit of the s perhaps more authentically.
  6. Long Steel Grass Lyrics. About “Façade”. This multimedia performance piece was first performed privately in and publicly the following year, consisting of various Edith Sitwell poems recited rhythmically over music by William Walton, performed by a small orchestra.

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