William Walton Biography

William Walton
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Birthday: March 29, 1902

Died At Age: 80

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: William Turner Walton

Born Country: England

Born in: Oldham, England

Famous as: Composer

Composers British Men

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Lady Walton, Susana

father: Charles Alexander Walton

mother: Louisa Maria Turner

siblings: Edith Sitwell, Osbert Sitwell

Died on: March 8, 1983

place of death: Ischia, Italy

City: Oldham, England

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Who was William Walton?

Sir William Turner Walton was an English composer. He was the skillful mind behind renowned works like Façade – An Entertainment, the cantata Belshazzar's Feast etc. He belonged to a musical family and music, for him, was an inheritance. He propagated several classical genres and styles and was largely self-taught. His area of work ranged from opera to symphonies to film scores and many more. Though initially criticized for being a modernist, Walton soon gained popularity and all his works were recorded for CD by 2010. He was a perfectionist and took a very long time to complete each of his works. Hence, there are not too many works to his credit. Many of his popular works are performed frequently even nowadays. Knighted for his abilities and included in the prestigious Order of Merit, Walton was one of the greatest musicians of Great Britain. Read on to know more about the life and career of this great music personal.

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