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William Turner Walton
(1902 - 1983)

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1902 Born 29 March, in Oldham, England; the son of an organist and choirmaster
1912 Joins the choir school at Christ Church, Oxford
1918 Begins to compose seriously; befriends Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell
1923 First public performance of Fašade causes an uproar, but makes Walton's name
1926 Performance of overture Portsmouth Point, in Zurich, adds to his fame
1939 Enlists in the Army Ambulance Corps at the outbreak of World War II
1947 Awarded Gold Medal of Royal Philharmonic Society
1948 Marries Argentine-born Susana Gil Passo and settles on the Italian island of Ischia
1951 Awarded a knighthood
1983 Dies 8 May on Ischia
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