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Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 6 / Thomson, London PO


Release Date: 11/25/2003 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10159   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arnold Bax
Performer:  Margaret FingerhutMartyn HillRichard Nunn
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Towards the end of any major, protracted set of recordings, especially when it has maintained such an outstanding high standard as the Bryden/Chandos series of Bax's orchestral music, there must be quite some trepidation that even Jove will nod and that the mould of excellence will be broken. Well, Thomson has yet to put a foot wrong!' Which CD 'Thomson possesses an intuitive understanding that allows more of the music to compel than one had dared hope...The London Philharmonic plays beautifully...' The Independent Recorded in: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 3 & 4 April 1986 (Saga Fragment), and 11 & 12 April 1988 (Four songs) Recorded in: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London 2 & 3 November 1988 (Russian Suite) and 23-25 June 1991 Read more (Golden Eagle, Romantric Overture) Producer(s) Brian Couzens (Saga Fragment) Tim Oldham (other works) Sound Engineer(s) Richard Lee (Golden Eagle, Romantic Overture) Ralph Couzens (other works) Janet Middlebrook (Assistant: Four songs) Ben Connellan (Assistant: Russian Suite) Philip Couzens (Assistant: Saga Fragment)) Peter Sheldon (Assistant: other works) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Saga Fragment for Piano and Chamber Orchestra by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Margaret Fingerhut (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; England 
2. Russian Suite by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; England 
Notes: Arranged: Graham Parlett 
3. Glamour by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; England 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Rodney Newton 
4. Slumber Song by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; England 
Language: English 
5. A Lyke-Wake by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Language: English 
6. Eternity by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925/1934; England 
Language: English 
7. Golden Eagle by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Richard Nunn (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
8. Romantic Overture for Chamber Orchestra by Arnold Bax
Performer:  Richard Nunn (Piano)
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 

Sound Samples

Russian Suite: Gopak
Russian Suite: II. Nocturne
Russian Suite: III. In a Vodka Shop
Glamour
Slumber-Song
Eternity
A Lyke-Wake
Golden Eagle: I. Prelude, Act I
Golden Eagle: IV. Prelude, Act II: Scene 1: Pavane
Golden Eagle: VII. Prelude: Act II: Scene 2
Golden Eagle: VIII. Prelude, Act III: Scene 1
Golden Eagle: IX. Prelude, Act III: Scene 2
Golden Eagle: X. Mary Stuart's Prayer
Saga Fragment
Romantic Overture

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