Walton has been heralded as the most important composer of the 20th century. I knew little of his work and wanted to 'hear' for myself. His musical range is impressive and I feel that he has influenced many contemporary composers.
This unique collection of 55 CDs (477 6167) forms Deutsche Grammophon’s major release in its 111th-anniversary celebrations. The limited-edition box-set gathers together many landmark recordings – from the past to the present. Most of them appear complete, as originally programmed, in their original cover-art – and several include additional material.
Granted, there are better individual performances of the various symphonies from conductors as diverse as Eugen Jochum, Leonard Bernstein, Trevor Pinnock, and Thomas Fey; but when all is said and done this remains the finest complete set of Haydn symphonies yet recorded, and its basic musicality only seems to grow more impressive over time.
The James Bond series of films from EON Productions has had numerous signature tunes over the years, many of which are now considered classic pieces of cinematic music. The best known of these pieces of music is the ubiquitous "James Bond Theme." Many other pieces of instrumental music have also become identified with the series, such as "The 007 Theme", "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" theme, and various songs such as Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger", "Diamonds Are Forever", and "Moonraker", Duran Duran's "A View To A Kill", Nancy Sinatra's "You Only Live Twice", Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die"…