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Façade. ‘Entertainment’ by Walton, being acc. for small chamber ens. (9 players) to poems by Edith Sitwell declaimed in notated rhythm by a speaker or speakers. Comp. 1921, f.p. (private) 1922, (public) 1923. This version has been several times rev. with many substitutions of items. Final pubd. version (1951) contains 21 items. 8 unpubd. nos. perf. under title Façade Revived, London 1977, 3 of these were rejected before publication and 3 others (Nos. 4, 6, 7) substituted by composer; rev. and re-worked version perf. 1979 as Façade II. Prin. revs. of Façade I 1926, 1928, 1942. Also arr. by composer for larger orch. (without poems) as 2 Suites (No.1, of 5 items, f.p. London 1926; No.2, of 6 items, f.p. NY and London 1938). Also arr. as ballet, with choreog. by Gunter Hess, f.p. Hagen, Westphalia, 1929; with choreog. by Frederick Ashton f.p. London 1931 (7 items), extra item 1935, 2 further addns. 1940; Ashton ballet of work with reciter and chamber ens. f.p. Snape, Suffolk, and London 1972. Many arrs. by others of items from Façade for a variety of combinations.


views updated May 17 2018

fa·cade / fəˈsäd/ (alsofa·çade) • n. the face of a building, esp. the principal front that looks onto a street or open space. ∎ fig. an outward appearance maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.


views updated May 23 2018

Facade ★★ 1998 (R)

American real-estate whiz, Colin Wentworth, and Frenchman Frederic Colbert team up for a shady business deal to build a luxury hotel in Malibu. They use murder, so no one will stand in their way. Frederic even encourages Colin to kill his murdered partner's wife, Caroline. But strange things keep happening and what Colin believes to be true, turns out to be very far from reality. 93m/C VHS . Eric Roberts, Angus MacFadyen, Camilla Overbye Roos, Joe (Johnny) Viterelli; D: Carl Colpaert; W: Carl Colpaert, Lance Smith. VIDEO


views updated Jun 08 2018

façade. External face or elevation of a building, especially the principal front.


views updated May 18 2018

façade XVII. — F., f. face, after It. facciata; see next and -ADE.