Richard Walton

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British classical trumpeter and educator. Born 23 February 1913 in Manchester, England - Died 2 September 2002 in Alciston, East Sussex, England.
In 1932, aged only 19, he was appointed by Sir Thomas Beecham to the principal trumpet chair of the newly formed The London Philharmonic Orchestra. After the outbreak of Second World War, he and his brothers enlisted in The Band Of The Irish Guards. After the war, he became again LPO's principal trumpeter. He held this position until 1956, when he transferred to Walter Legge's Philharmonia Orchestra, from where, in 1963, he joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra as co-principal, staying until retirement in 1982. He was also professor of trumpet at the Royal College of Music, London from 1949 to 1982.
Brother of John Walton (6) and Bernard Walton (2).
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ALP 1377 Richard Walton - The Soldier's Tale album art Stravinsky* Stravinsky* - The Soldier's Tale (Album) His Master's Voice ALP 1377 UK 1956 Sell This Version
50999 2 64218 2 7 Richard Walton - The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record album art Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus The Soldier's Tale Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus - The Very Best of Glyndebourne on Record (Comp) Warner Classics 50999 2 64218 2 7 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version