9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2008
Many people will be familiar with the various arrangements that Walton made of the quirky pieces that he wrote to accompany a recitation of Edith Sitwell's poems. The poems themselves were concerned with the sounds and patterns that the words made so it isn't too terrible if you don't pick up everyone. However on this disc the recitation is crisp where required and sensuous elsewhere. The playing is excellent and David Lloyd Jones brings the whole thing together in a first rate and entirely successful performance.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 8 August 2004
I have over 1000 classical CDs - this one is my favourite (at least for a while!)
The recitation is perfect, the playing superb, the packaging strange but good with excellent sleeve notes and original artwork from the stage production. If you want the best; this is IT.