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CHAN 10122
 
Multiple Set of 5 CDs
Bax: The Symphonies
Release Date: October 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Composer (1883-1953)
Sir Arnold Bax
Conductor
Vernon Handley
Venue
Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
Producer (Executive)
Brian Pidgeon
Producer (Recording)
Mike George
Engineer
Stephen Rinker
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos

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SIR ARNOLD BAX

(1883-1953)
The Symphonies

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
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II
Lento solenne
10:34
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III
Allegro maestoso - Allegro vivace ma non troppo presto
8:17
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Third Symphony (1928-29)

41:51
for Orchestra
To Sir Henry J. Wood
4.
I
Lento moderato - Allegro moderato -
16:42
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II
Lento
11:12
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6.
III
Moderato - Più mosso - Tempo I -
13:48
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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
7.
I
Molto moderato - Allegro moderato -
16:20
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II
Andante - Più mosso - Poco largamente -
12:11
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9.
III
Poco largamente - Allegro feroce - Meno mosso -
10:13
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Fourth Symphony (1930)

38:19
for Orchestra
To Paul Corder
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I
Allegro moderato
15:35
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Lento moderato - Più mosso (Allegro moderato) -
12:45
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III
Allegro - Allegro scherzando -
9:50
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Fifth Symphony (1931-32)

37:55
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To Jean Sibelius
13.
I
Poco lento - Allegro con fuoco -
15:46
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10:12
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III
Poco moderato - Allegro - Lento - Tempo I (Allegro) -
11:48
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Sixth Symphony (1934-35)

35:33
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To Adrian Boult
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Moderato - Allegro con fuoco
10:06
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Lento, molto espressivo - Andante con moto -
8:19
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18.
III
Introduction. Lento moderato - Poco più vivo -
16:57
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premiere recording
19.

Rogue's Comedy Overture (1936)

9:59
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To Julius Harrison
Allegro - Brillante molto
20.

Tintagel (1917-19)

15:13
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To Miss Harriet Cohen
Very moderate tempo - Very quiet - Più mosso -

Seventh Symphony (1938-39)

44:02
To the People of America
21.
I
Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I -
16:39
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II
Lento - Più mosso. In Legendary Mood - Tempo I -
13:32
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III
Theme and Variations: Allegro -
13:38
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Interview with Vernon Handley by Andrew McGregor

24.
Introduction
7:53
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25.
Bax and Vaughan Williams
1:31
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26.
Bax and his musical influences
1:34
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27.
First Symphony
6:21
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28.
Second Symphony and Third Symphony
15:36
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29.
Fourth Symphony
5:06
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30.
Fifth Symphony
3:07
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31.
Sixth Symphony
7:56
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32.
Seventh Symphony
5:37
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33.
Epilogue
5:51
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Conductor: Vernon Handley
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)

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SIR 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 - Più mosso - Tempo I -
13:48
Total time: 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 - Più 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 - Più mosso (Allegro moderato) -
12:45
6.
III
Allegro - Allegro scherzando -
9:50
Total time: 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 più vivo -
16:57
Total time: 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 - Più 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 - Più mosso. In Legendary Mood - Tempo I -
13:32
5.
III
Theme and Variations: Allegro -
13:38
Total time: 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
Total time: 60:43
Conductor: Vernon Handley
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)




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