Scott Walker’s classical overture

Scott Walker’s classical overture


norman lebrecht

March 26, 2019

An orchestral venture by the rock experimentalist, who died yesterday.

Very DSCH.

And this?


  • steven holloway says:

    I’ve never heard his music, so just based on comments by critics, I assume it is entirely imitative of Shostakovich, or “Very DSCH”, as NL puts it. The first mention of the Shostakovich influence I’ve noted is the NYT in 1996. The next was in something called ‘Hotspot’, and so it goes until we get to this post. Obviously hardly worth checking out, so I don’t really know why this post. Unless, of course, there is more to Walker than what is perhaps just a shared journalistic trope.

    • VIolinaccordion says:

      If you bothered to listen….do you read reviews before you listen to any music ?
      In terms of film scores it’s quite different
      And powerfully scored, exceptional for someone who come so late to the genre.
      The massed basses are a driving force and use of strings is striking.
      And it’s relevance in the movie is as strong as Herrman was to Hitchcock.
      Listen before reading is the normal routine….

  • Cheesehead says:

    He was a terrible Governor.