William Walton

Standard Name: Walton, William


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Friends, Associates Ada Leverson
Her pleasure in European travel included spending time with young friends: Harold Acton , Ronald Firbank , the Sitwellbrothers , and the young composer William Walton .
Speedie, Julie. Wonderful Sphinx: The Biography of Ada Leverson. Virago.
Wyndham, Violet. The Sphinx and Her Circle: A Biographical Sketch of Ada Leverson 1862-1933. A. Deutsch.
Performance of text Edith Sitwell
Façade, ES 's suite of poems written to music by the nineteen-year-old William Walton , had its first (private) performance at 2 Carlyle Square, Chelsea.
Fifoot, Richard. A Bibliography of Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell. Rupert Hart-Davis.
Performance of text Edith Sitwell
The first public performance of Façade by ES and William Walton was given at the Aeolian Hall , London.
Sitwell, Edith. Taken Care Of: An Autobiography. Hutchinson.
Cevasco, George A. The Sitwells: Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell. Twayne.
Reception Edith Sitwell
ES 's work has often attracted composers. Apart from her collaboration with William Walton on Façade, Benjamin Britten set her Illuminations to music and wrote a canticle based on Still Falls the Rain.


8 December 1936: The BBC for the first time televised a full-length...

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8 December 1936

The BBC for the first time televised a full-length ballet: William Walton 's Façade (derived from Edith Sitwell ) with Margot Fonteyn and Robert Helpmann .

12 May 1937: Composer William Walton's march Crown Imperial...

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12 May 1937

Composer William Walton 's march Crown Imperial was performed for King George VI 's coronation.


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