Capriccio burlesco

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Capriccio burlesco is an orchestral work by Sir William Walton, written between May and September 1968 at his home in Ischia, Italy.[1]

It was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic in celebration of its 125th anniversary, and was dedicated to Andre Kostelanetz, who conducted the first performance on 7 December 1968 at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.[2] Kostelanetz also made the premiere recording of the work, with the New York Philharmonic.[1]

The work lasts about 7 minutes and is exuberant, bustling and jaunty.

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  1. ^ a b Liner notes to the premiere recording, mfp classics, CFP 4074
  2. ^ William Archived October 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.