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Symphony in F

Bax's early Symphony in F - Premiere recording on Dutton

Arnold Bax: Symphony in F (realized and orchestrated by Martin Yates)Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Martin Yates (c.)Dutton CDLX 7308 [TT=78:28][rec. RSNO Centre, Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, 15–16 August 2013. Producer: Michael Ponder. Sound Engineers: Dexter Newman, Dillon Gallagher. Editor: Richard Scott]Review by Graham Parlett, who writes about the origins of the work, Richard R. Adams, who writes about the performance and recording.The Symphony in F was Bax’s earliest attempt at ...

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In the Wake of the Great War

Benjamin Martin plays Bax Piano Sonata No. 3 on Melba

“In the Wake of the Great War”(Works for piano by Delius, Vaughan Williams, Bax, Bridge and Martin)Benjamin Martin, pianoBax recorded live on 10 October 2006. Delius/Vaughan Williams recorded 2006. Bridge/Martin recorded 2009. Melba MR301146Review by Richard R. AdamsBenjamin’s Martin’s father was the British violinist Christopher John Martin, a founding member of the illustrious Edinburgh String Quartet and later a beloved conductor in his adopted Australia, where Martin grew up. He ...

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Ben-68

Richard R. Adams interviews pianist Benjamin Martin

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Bax AdminEditor’s Note:  Benjamin Martin is an Australian composer/pianist who records for the Melba label and has recorded for BIS and Chandos. A graduate of the Juilliard School where he was a student of John Browning, Benjamin has received numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth Grant, first prize in the Hepzibah Menuhin Memorial Award, The Marten Bequest Scholarship and two scholarships to the Tanglewood Summer Festival (as a ...

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Bax Cello and Piano

BAX: Works for Cello and Piano

BAX: Works for Cello and PianoLionel Handy, cello & Nigel Clayton, pianoSleeveless Records SLV 1007 Review by Richard R. AdamsThis is unquestionably the most exciting new Bax disc to be released in quite some time. For one thing, it features superlative performances of several lesser known Bax works by an artist who has obviously thought long and hard about how best to perform this music. It should also bring about a ...

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CHAN 10829

Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bax Premieres on Chandos

THE SIR ARNOLD BAX WEB SITEArnold Bax: Orchestral WorksFour Orchestral Pieces (I. Pensive Twilight, II. Dance in the Sun, III. From the Mountains of Home [In the Hills of Home], IV. The Dance of Wild Irravel); Phantasy for Viola and Orchestra; Overture, Elegy and RondoPhilip Dukes (viola); BBC Philharmonic (leader, Yuri Torchinsky); Sir Andrew Davis (c.)Chandos CHAN 10829 [TT=73:23][ rec. Media City UK, Salford, 20–21 May 2014. Producers: Brian Pidgeon, ...

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Symphony in F

Bax's early Symphony in F - Premiere recording on Dutton

Posted by Bax Admin on Feb 16, 20151
In the Wake of the Great War

Benjamin Martin plays Bax Piano Sonata No. 3 on Melba

Posted by Bax Admin on Feb 16, 20152
Ben-68

Richard R. Adams interviews pianist Benjamin Martin

Posted by Bax Admin on Feb 16, 20153
Bax Cello and Piano

BAX: Works for Cello and Piano

Posted by Bax Admin on Oct 15, 20144
CHAN 10829

Sir Andrew Davis conducts Bax Premieres on Chandos

Posted by Bax Admin on Oct 15, 20145

 

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.