Portsmouth Point is Walton’s overture/sound-portrait of the sea-shantied, old-tarred, booze-fuelled bustle of
Swansea Portsmouth harbour in the early nineteenth century; the piece is based on this slightly risqué etching by Thomas Rowlandson:
During his career Walton produced work in most musical genres, ranging from film scores through to chamber music. This week we take a (very) brief journey through the many different aspects of his output.
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