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Cello Concertos by Arnold Bax and Stanley Bate

Cello Concertos by Arnold Bax and Stanley Bate Lionel Handy, cello Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Martin Yates, conductor Lyrita SRCD.351Review by Richard R. AdamsFirst a confession: I’ve always found Bax’s Cello Concerto to be a tough nut to crack. Bax found it difficult to write and to me it sounds as though some of the effort he was experiencing in writing the concerto found its way into the music itself. ...

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Historic Bax from Boyd Neel on Lyrita

Lyrita issue the 1961 premiere of Bax’s Fauré VariationsBenjamin: Ballade for String OrchestraStevens: Sinfonietta for StringsPanufnik: Lullaby ‘Kolysanka’ for 29 strings and 2 harpsBax: Variations on the name Gabriel Fauré for harp and string orchestraThe Boyd Neel Orchestra, c. Boyd NeelBerkeley: Sinfonietta for chamber orchestraLondon Chamber Orchestra, c. Anthony Bernard*BBC Radio Broadcasts, 31 January and 20 March* 1961Lyrita Itter Broadcast Collection REAM.1117 (Mono ADD)Review by Christopher WebberIt is puzzling and ...

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After Mozart CD features works for Flute including Bax's Elegiac Trio

After Mozart…Music for Flute, Harp and Stringsby Mozart, Bax, Debussy, Harty and FaureSarah Newbold, flute; Katherine Thomas, Harp;David Angel, violin; Martin Outram, viola & Michal Kaznowski, cello.Recorded a St. German’s Church, Cardiff on 21 and 22 May, 2015Gemma Classical Music Trust DRD 263This CD can be ordered from Abergavenny Music by contacting james@abergavennymusic.com.www.gemmatrust.comReview by Richard R. AdamsThis is a splendid compilation of works for flute and various instruments featuring the ...

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British Violin and Cello Concertos by Benjamin, Moeran, Bax and Walton

Bax Violin Concerto: Andre Gertler, violin; Sir Malcolm Sargent conductorBBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Broadcast 6 February 1957Lyrita REAM 2114 Mono ADDReview by Richard R. AdamsBax had good reason to be pessimistic toward the end of his life. He had only to compare the number of performances any of his symphonies had received with those of his contemporaries Vaughan Williams or William Walton to feel doubtful. Only the Third Symphony of Bax ...

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Richard R. Adams interviews David Owen Norris

Editor’s Note: David Owen Norris is one of the best-known and beloved figures in British music today. He is a pianist, broadcaster and composer as well as Professor of Musical Performance at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, ...

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Cello Concertos by Arnold Bax and Stanley Bate

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Historic Bax from Boyd Neel on Lyrita

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After Mozart CD features works for Flute including Bax's Elegiac ...

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British Violin and Cello Concertos by Benjamin, Moeran, Bax and ...

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Richard R. Adams interviews David Owen Norris

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Welcome to the Sir Arnold Bax Web Site

The purpose of this web site is to provide information on the music of Sir Arnold Bax and to promote those musicians who perform his music. Here you can learn about Bax by reading interviews, essays and articles on his life and music as well as reviews of the latest recordings and concerts featuring his music. Each month this site will be updated to include new editorials, announcements, concert information and reviews. This site also provides an extensive biography and discography that is updated regularly.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the composer or are trying to locate scores for performing purposes. I am also eager to hear from all those who would like to share their enthusiasm for the music of this great composer. Please contact me at rybergadams@hotmail.com.