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Walton: Cello Concerto; Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No.1 (Jamie Walton)

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  • Conductor: Alex Briger
  • Composer: Dmitry Shostakovich, William Walton
  • Audio CD (8 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Signum Classics
  • ASIN: B0046YWTTQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 300,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cello Concerto - Jamie Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra
2. Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107 - Jamie Walton/Philharmonia Orchestra

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Jamie Walton s performance is excellent. --Graham Rickson, The

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Passionate Eclectic_Collector on 12 Sep 2012
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Jamie Walton is an outstanding and versatile musician, born in 1974 and cellist since age 7. He was finalist in 1992 young Musician of the Year, studied under the great teacher William Pleeth, and has continued to demonstrate maturity beyond his years in his perceptive and insightful musical interpretations coupled with absolute command of his instrument and a cultured tone of rich colour and nuance. His performances of Elgar, William Walton, Shostakovich 1 and 2, just for starters, are exceptional.

In this CD, he plays both Walton and Shostakovich #1 concerti with a fine flowing line when exploring the poignancy and pathos of the music, and an exquisite phrasing which creates an evocative argument and overarching understanding of the musical direction and links throughtout the composition, in both pieces, especially so in the William Walton.

His Walton concerto is a performance of consummate musicianship, his tone, on his 1712 Guiseppe Guarnerius, is rich and sonorous, with lovely timbre and colour. His technique is invisibly effortless, the Walton sounding as if it could have been written for him instead of Gregor Piatigorsky.
I listen to this performance more than any other version I own, a most sensitive and articulate demonstration of this iconic cello composition from the mid 20th century, recorded with impeccable sound quality.

His clarity and incisive playing in the Shostakovitch makes the music come alive, faultless and beautiful, full of angst and feeling. Words annot really describe. He absolutely nails it.

I regret to have to say it, but if someone advises listening to Hayden as an alternative to this superb inspirational offering, then they have totally missed the point.
Must buy.
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2 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Stelin on 20 Mar 2011
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Lets start with the positives. From the cello's deep valleys to its crisper peaks, Jamie Walton's tone throughout the range is excellent. There are some moments of brilliance in a number of the featured tracks as notes chase each other through twisting patterns which leave you wanting more.

Sadly those moments of brilliance are rather short lived and too sparse on a recording of 56 minutes. All too often Walton's compositions appear more reflective of very long tuning-up sessions. The music sounds disjointed, there is no flow and consequently the whole performance stalls in an unmemorable disappointment.

Shostakovich's compositions are a little more bearable however they still suffer from the same irritating habit of breaking up otherwise fantastic movements with long bouts reminiscent of group practise sessions. A number of the tracks are also so quiet compared to the rest that it is almost impossible to listen to the whole recording without constantly adjusting your stereo to get the best out of it, particularly if you like listening in the car.

Perhaps this is one for die-hard fans of the two composers, but for anyone looking for cello movements that flow and are really enjoyable I would recommend Haydn's Cello Concertos with Antonio Meneses instead.
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