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Seductive Lyricism

Walton and Barber
Violin Concertos -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'Bowes is wonderfully convincing on all counts.'

Walton - Barber : Bowes / Malmö / Swenson. © 2011 Signum Records

I have no idea when Thomas Bowes first learnt to play the Suzukian 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star', or indeed Lewis Carroll's (and my latest piano pupil's) preferred 'little bat'. The important fact is that he has matured steadily towards total mastery of his glorious Amati violin. Walton wrote his concerto specifically for Jascha Heifetz, whose fantastic technique masked a small tone and essential lack of warmth...

Copyright © 26 May 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: WALTON - BARBER : BOWES / MALMÖ / SWENSEN

WILLIAM WALTON

SAMUEL BARBER

ADAGIO FOR STRINGS

VIOLIN

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

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