“Walton’s range of utterance is rich, subtly inflected and a towering testament to his innate musicality and profound thinking.”  Telegraph

 

Discography so far…

The following releases are commercially available, showcasing Jamie’s focused tone and commitment to the great cello repertoire.

 
 

Glazunov, Prokofiev & Tchaikovsky
Works for Cello and Orchestra

Jamie Walton, cello
Okko Kamu, conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

GLAZUNOV Concerto Ballata, Op.108
PROKOFIEV Concertino, Op.132
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33

“Jamie Walton embraces Glazunov’s tenderness with the warm and suppleness of his tone… Walton, together with the RPO and Okko Kamu, are as keenly alert to the music’s contours as they are throughout the music’s gentler moments of rumination…The Concertino Walton interprets here with impressive, seemless sweeps and refined dynamic shading… The Tchaikovsky retains the appeal in a performance as tasteful, spirited and affectionate as this one.”  Geoffrey Norris, Telegraph ***** CD of the week [full review]

Available on CD through Signum

 
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Benjamin Britten
Three Cello Suites
A Film by Paul Joyce

Premiered on SkyArts

Jamie Walton

Available on DVD through Signum.

 

 

 
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Benjamin Britten
Solo Cello Suites

Jamie Walton

Available on CD through Signum.
Available on iTunes now.

 

“Jamie Walton’s absorbing performances of all three seem to expose and explore the emotional heart and soul that went into the writing of them…You immediately have the measure both of Britten’s creative intensity and of Walton’s interpretative breadth and depth…Walton's range of utterance is rich, subtly inflected and a towering testament to his innate musicality and profound thinking.” Geoffrey Norris, Telegraph ***** CD of the week [full review]

“None of this music holds terrors for Walton, with his big, bold tone and formidable technique” Hugh Cannings, Sunday Times

“Walton’s own gift for communication comes through on his new recording of Britten’s Cello Suites, one of the most enterprising releases in the composer’s centenary year…With a recording that delivers the intimacy of a house concert, Walton offers a veritable gallery of characters.”  New Zealand Herald 5***** (September 2013) [full review]

 
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Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, op 129
DvoRAk Cello Concerto in B minor, op 104; Silent Woods, op 68

Jamie Walton
Philharmonic

Available on CD through Signum.
Available on iTunes now.

 

A Classic FM CD of the Week (David Mellor) 

“Jamie Walton has been producing indispensable discs…with perceptive, persuasive interpretative sensibility. Walton’s interpretation of Silent Woods is sublime, its songful rapture sustained in a seamless stream of subtly inflected melody…The two concertos on either side confirm Walton as an artist with secure intuition in terms of style and with a manner of performing that speaks with natural fluency, eloquence and strength of purpose…There is the sense that Walton, while consistently true to the composer’s own voice, has a fresh, personal and thoroughly captivating way of expressing it.” Geoffrey Norris - Telegraph CD of the Week (March 2013)

“Jamie Walton and Vladimir Ashkenazy are as one. Their tempos are completely convincing and the work unfolds with a seamless flow of creativity that envelops the attentive listener. Walton himself demonstrably adores this work…What has impressed me so much with regard to this account of the Dvořák is the oneness of conception between soloist and conductor; they are fully integrated, so we hear the work as a totality…the result is a truly symphonic utterance, the tempos perfectly judged and everything placed at the service of the composer; here is music-making of rare quality.” Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review (March 2013)

 

Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor
Britten Cello Sonata in C major
Prokofiev Cello Sonata in C major

Jamie Walton
Daniel Grimwood

Available on CD through Signum.
Available on iTunes now.

 

Jamie Walton is a conviction cellist, playing the music he feels is most timely rather than what the industry demands…the Shostakovich sonatas is among the most affecting performances I have heard since Rostropovich died. Norman Lebrecht, 4****

Chopin Cello Sonata
Introduction & Polonaise

Saint-Saëns
Cello Sonata No.2

Jamie Walton
Daniel Grimwood

Available on CD through Signum.

 

David Mellor’s Connoisseurs Choice (Classic FM)

“Jamie Walton’s mature cello timbre and perceptiveness in matters of interpretation are winningly applied to this coupling of two 19th-century sonatas. His musical partnership with Daniel Grimwood brings special immediacy and finesse to these performances, in which Saint-Saëns’s Second Sonata asserts both lyrical sweep and dramatic tension, the more familiar Chopin Sonata sounding fresh, supple of phrasing and subtle in expressive nuance. Finely honed stylistic judgment here goes hand in hand with re-creative panache.” Telegraph 5*****, June 2011

 

Walton Cello Concerto
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1

Jamie Walton
Philharmonia Orchestra
Alexander Briger - conductor

Available on CD through Signum.
Available on iTunes now.

 

“Among its recent recordings, I certainly can’t think of a better one than this… Piatigorsky is essential in any Walton collection, but this new disc has earned a place there too.” Gramophone Magazine 2011

 

Sonatas
Brahms/Strauss/Thuille

Jamie Walton
Daniel Grimwood

Available on iTunes now.

Also available on CD (email jamie@jamiewalton.com for further details)

 

“A performance like this one is so good that it has you, for a moment, suspending disbelief” International Record Review

 

Rachmaninov Cello Sonata
Grieg Cello Sonata

Jamie Walton
Daniel Grimwood

Available on CD through Signum.

“This performance stands comparison with the very best.” BBC Music Magazine *****

 

 

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2
Britten Cello Symphony

Jamie Walton
Philharmonia Orchestra
Alexander Briger - conductor

Available on CD through Signum.

“This new version, I am convinced—after studying it in detail over several weeks—is, overall, the finest yet put on record.” International Record Review

 

Elgar Cello Concerto
Myaskovsky Cello Concerto

Jamie Walton
Philharmonia Orchestra
Alexander Briger - conductor

Available on CD through Signum.

 

“One of the finest recordings of the Elgar.” The Telegraph

 

The following recordings begin an exploration of a chamber music discography through Ayriel Classical which Jamie set up for his North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. Please visit the website links for direct information.

 
 

PETER MAXWELL DAVIES  
A SEA OF COLD FLAME (WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING)

This recording also features works by John Dowland and Benjamin Britten


John Savournin - bass baritone
Jamie Walton - cello
Quartetto di Cremona
Philip Dukes - viola
Ayriel Ensemble

 

STRAUSS - SCHOENBERG  
TRANSFIGURED NIGHT

Ayriel Ensemble

This debut recording features Strauss' Metamorphosen, Capriccio and Schoenberg's stirring Verklärte Nacht.