It’s time for some more proper culture on the AAAC. But what to pick?
I could have gone for C20th avantgarde opera or some full on eastern European misery, but no, we will have some tunefulness (but still from the last 100 years) with a violin concerto or 3.
All of the composers here are actually more famous for other music.
Korngold invented film music as a style (eg the Errol Flynn Robin Hood score). Protip: this doesn’t sound like film music, film music sounds like this.
Barber: most famous for the Adagio for Strings, a slow intense piece which two different people thought needed a pointless dance beat.
Walton: according to Rick (sometime of this parish) who wrote “that bit when Darth Vader flew over”… More realistically, more famous for coronation music or Belshazzar’s Feast.
There is also a bit of a geographical chain. Korngold (German) invented the American film music style, Barber (American) is sounding very English in the first movement and Walton (English) is being clearly inspired by his adopted Italian home. Unfortunately, Rossini never wrote a concerto for violin, pork and lederhosen so that circle remains unsquared.
Anyway, this looks like it on Spotify.