Podcast: JoAnn Falletta introduces Walton’s complete Façades

September 02, 2022

Walton: The Complete Façades

Walton: The Complete Façades
Plitmann • Child • Deas • Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra • Falleta

This podcast features Peter Hall in conversation with JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, about her latest release on the Naxos label—a recording of William Walton’s Façades 1 and 2, together with four additional movements. The conversation takes us from Walton’s university days to his association with the poet Edith Sitwell and his impending retirement years, all of which played their part in the creation of Walton’s most unusual yet endearing work for narrator(s) and chamber ensemble.