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Cat. No. CHAN 10122(5) Price: £31.5 No. of discs: 5
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CHAN 10122 - Bax: The Symphonies
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CD available From: 13 October 2003

The Symphonies

     
 Arnold Bax (1883-1953)
     
      The Symphonies
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
First Symphony (1921-22) 31:58
      in E flat major - in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur
      for Orchestra
      To John Ireland
1 I Allegro moderato e feroce - Moderato espressivo - Tempo I 12:56
2 II Lento solenne 10:34
3 III Allegro maestoso - Allegro vivace ma non troppo presto 8:17
     
Third Symphony (1928-29) 41:51
      for Orchestra
      To Sir Henry J. Wood
4 I Lento moderato - Allegro moderato - 16:42
5 II Lento 11:12
6 III Moderato - Pił mosso - Tempo I - 13:48
      74:03
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
Second Symphony (1924-26) 38:54
      in E minor and C major - in e-Moll und C-Dur - en mi mineur et ut majeur
      for Orchestra
      To Serge Koussevitzky
1 I Molto moderato - Allegro moderato - 16:20
2 II Andante - Pił mosso - Poco largamente - 12:11
3 III Poco largamente - Allegro feroce - Meno mosso - 10:13
     
Fourth Symphony (1930) 38:19
      for Orchestra
      To Paul Corder
4 I Allegro moderato 15:35
5 II Lento moderato - Pił mosso (Allegro moderato) - 12:45
6 III Allegro - Allegro scherzando - 9:50
      77:24
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
Fifth Symphony (1931-32) 37:55
      for Orchestra
      To Jean Sibelius
1 I Poco lento - Allegro con fuoco - 15:46
2 II Poco lento - Molto tranquillo - Tempo I 10:12
3 III Poco moderato - Allegro - Lento - Tempo I (Allegro) - 11:48
     
Sixth Symphony (1934-35) 35:33
      for Orchestra
      To Adrian Boult
4 I Moderato - Allegro con fuoco 10:06
5 II Lento, molto espressivo - Andante con moto - 8:19
6 III Introduction. Lento moderato - Poco pił vivo - 16:57
      73:41
     
      COMPACT DISC FOUR
     
      premiere recording
1 Rogue's Comedy Overture (1936) 9:59
      To Julius Harrison
      Allegro - Brillante molto
     
2 Tintagel (1917-19) 15:13
      for Orchestra
      To Miss Harriet Cohen
      Very moderate tempo - Very quiet - Pił mosso -
     
Seventh Symphony (1938-39) 44:02
      To the People of America
3 I Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - 16:39
4 II Lento - Pił mosso. In Legendary Mood - Tempo I - 13:32
5 III Theme and Variations: Allegro - 13:38
      69:37
     
      COMPACT DISC FIVE
     
Interview with Vernon Handley by Andrew McGregor
1 Introduction 7:53
2 Bax and Vaughan Williams 1:31
3 Bax and his musical influences 1:34
4 First Symphony 6:21
5 Second Symphony and Third Symphony 15:36
6 Fourth Symphony 5:06
7 Fifth Symphony 3:07
8 Sixth Symphony 7:56
9 Seventh Symphony 5:37
10 Epilogue 5:51
      60:43
     
 BBC Philharmonic
 Vernon Handley
 Recorded in:
 Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
      4 January 2002 (Third Symphony), 5 January 2002 (Tintagel), 19 December 2002 (Fourth Symphony), 14 January 2003 (Second Symphony), 6-8 August 2003 (Fifth and Seventh Symphonies, Rogue's Comedy Overture),
      5 September 2003 (First Symphony)
 Producer(s)
 Brian Pidgeon (Executive)
 Mike George (Recording)
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Stephen Rinker
         
      Awards  
      Gramophone Award>  
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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