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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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Stunning concert of English music by BBC Phil

James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
James Ehnes was an ideal soloist in Walton's Violin Concerto, well partnered by John Wilson and the BBC Philharmonic, with atmospheric Bax and a powerful Vaughan Williams 4.
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Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
Continuing its series of landmark classics inspired by the British Isles, the London Philharmonic conducted by Osmo Vänskä showcases Bax before moving north to traverse the Nordic landscapes of Grieg and Sibelius.
****1
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Fury, passion and loss from Martyn Brabbins and the BBCSO

Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
Fury, passion and loss from Martyn Brabbins and the BBCSO in an all-British programme. 
****1
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Finely chiselled and tightly wrought Vaughan Williams

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

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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