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Bax: Symphony In F / Yates, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Bax / Royal Scottish National Orch / Yates
Release Date: 02/11/2014 
Label:  Dutton Laboratories/Vocalion   Catalog #: 7308   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bax Symphony number nought at last! The piano score of Arnold Bax’s Symphony in F of 1907 was completed by its composer but never orchestrated, and has long been one of the great “might-have-beens” of the British symphonic repertoire, along with Elgar’s Third Symphony and E. J. Moeran’s Second. Unlike Elgar and Moeran, Bax actually completed his symphony, and now Martin Yates has set it into full score, managing to catch the elusive, idiomatic sound of Bax’s orchestra in a convincing way we never expected to hear. The glorious second movement in particular, on a similar scale to his many later tone poems, is revealed as a striking and poetic creation in which Bax finds his voice. All lovers of English music will want to get to grips with Read more this epic, romantic score. World premiere recording! - Dutton Vocallon Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony in F by Arnold Bax
Conductor:  Martin Yates
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Late Romantic 
Written: 1907; England 
Notes: Realized and orchestrated by Martin Yates. 

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