Sir William Turner Walton OM (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera.
William Edwin Walton (August 20, 1909 – December 18, 1994) was an American journalist and abstract expressionist painter.He was a confidant of President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy, and chaired the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts from 1963 to 1971.
Sir William Walton OM, (born Oldham, 29 March 1902; died Ischia, Italy, 8 March 1983) was a British composer and conductor.He was one of the most important British composers of the mid-20th century, a period that included Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett.
This is a list of compositions by William Walton sorted by genre, date of composition, title, and scoring. Genre Date Title Scoring Notes Opera: 1947–1954:
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William Walton was the son of Captain William and Mary Walton. He followed his father into the shipping and mercantile business and became a prominent figure in the colony of New York, serving as a member of the New York General Assembly and of the Governor's Council. He was one of the founders and a trustee of the New York Society Library and a member of the Board of Trade from 1758 until his death in 1768. The family of William Walton acquired its fortune in part through an advantageous contra
For more than a hundred years the Walton family of merchants held the first place among the shipping magnates of New York City. The Waltons were of English origin, and probably came from the County of Norfolk. Two families of the name appear at about the same period, the one in New York, the other in Richmond County, Staten Island. In the New York branch of the family the name William was carried through a full century. The first William Walton of whom mention is made, was born in the latter par
Growing in wealth and power, Walton was now regarded as suitable for political honors. The old New Yorker was commonly known as "Boss Walton". The word Bos then had a meaning in Dutch not now well understood. It was originally Baas, and meant "master". On the election of June, 1751, "for a member to serve in the General Assembly, for the City and County of New York, in the room of David Clarkson, Esq., deceased, Captain William Walton was unanimously chosen." A new summons being issued the next
About the time of his first entrance into political life, William Walton, who had been living in the heart of the city at Hanover Square, resolved to change his residence. In the year 1752 he erected the mansion which bore his name, on one of the lots which he had inherited from his father near the shipyards. The house stood until 1881 as an imposing if shabby relic of the colonial period, in Franklin Square at No. 326 Pearl Street..
Gaine's New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury of July 18, 1768, announced that there "Died on Monday last, at his house in this city the Honorable William Walton, Esquire, in the 63d Year of his age. He was one of his Majesty's Council for this Province, and for many Years an Eminent Merchant of this City. His remains were interred in the Family Vault of this City on the Wednesday following." In his will, Walton ordered that after his wife's death, his household slaves should receive their freedom
Belshazzar's Feast is a cantata by the English composer William Walton. It was first performed at the Leeds Festival on 8 October 1931, with the baritone Dennis Noble, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Leeds Festival Chorus, conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
Sir William Walton, OM, teljes nevén Sir William Turner Walton, (Oldham, Egyesült Királyság, 1902. március 29. – 1983. március 8. Ischia, Olaszország) 20. századi angol zeneszerző, Waltont korai művei Vaughan Williams és Benjamin Britten közötti nemzedék legismertebb angol zeneszerzőjévé tették.
Façade is a series of poems by Edith Sitwell, best known as part of Façade – An Entertainment in which the poems are recited over an instrumental accompaniment by William Walton. The poems and the music exist in several versions.