Bax: Orchestral Works Vol 6 / Thomson, London PO

Release Date: 11/25/2003
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 10159 X
Composer: Arnold Bax
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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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 (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)
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
3. Glamour by Arnold Bax
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; England
4. Slumber Song by Arnold Bax
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; England
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
6. Eternity by Arnold Bax
Performer: Martyn Hill (Tenor)
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925/1934 ; England
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
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