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Composer: Bax, Arnold (1883-1953)

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Year of birth1883
Year of death1953
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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LondonThe Gluepot Connection

© © Sheila Burnett
Ireland, Rawsthorne, Warlock, Moeran, Bush, Lutyens, Peacock, Leighton, Bax
Andrew Griffiths; Londinium

LondonAshley Wass: War's Embers

Bridge, Bax, Elgar
Ashley Wass, Piano

LondonNash Ensemble: War's Embers

Bax, Butterworth, Hadley, Clarke
Nash Ensemble

LondonLegends of the north

Legends of the north
Bax, Grieg, Sibelius
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Osmo Vänskä; Jan Lisiecki

BirminghamQuartet for Cor Anglais and Strings

Françaix, Bax, Pasculli, Ibert
Rachael Pankhurst; Katherine Thomas; Jane Wright; Elizabeth Golding
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Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
The Sydney Symphony in a finely chiselled account of Vaughan Williams' “A London Symphony”, but groped for balance in Ravel and Bax.
****1
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Quiet reflections and the swell of the sea

Alice Coote © Benjamin Ealovega
A well-crafted programme at Symphony Hall showcasing the best of English music from the first half of the last century.
****1
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BBCSO and Oramo master three masterly orchestral works

Sakari Oramo © Dan Hansson
Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra negotiate a challenging first half with works by Bax and Dean, followed by a superb rendering of Elgar's first symphony
*****
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Orchestral and Choral Showstoppers from JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony

JoAnn Falletta © David Adam Beloff
Cinematic sweep was on full display as JoAnn Falletta and the VSO/VSC thrilled with vital interpretations of three early 20th Century works by Bax, Respighi and Walton.
****1
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John Wilson builds on his passion for British music

Steven Isserlis © Jean Baptiste Millot
As part of the Festival Hall’s Sunday matinee series, John Wilson programmed three inspirational works by Bax, Walton and Vaughan Williams. 
****1
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