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 Post subject: William Walton
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 12:54 am 
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Scroll down for an anecdote on Russian ballet music:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>"They want us to write bad Russian ballet music," Walton whispered to choreographer Frederick Ashton when the two artists were asked to collaborate on Escape Me Never in 1935. "Let's do it." The task was as undemanding for the composer as the forgettable weepy was for the audience, but the proceeds bought Walton a house in Belgravia.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2002/03/16/bmwalt16.xml&sSheet=/arts/2002/03/16/ixartleft.html" TARGET=_blank><B>scroll down for more...</B></A><P>


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