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Release Date: Wednesday 1 August 2007
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"Bax's violent and phantasmal Sixth Symphony is the central work here and is also essential Bax in performance and recording terms...The Del Mar/Lyrita Bax 6 is violent and phantasmal - essential Bax in performance and recording terms. The other items simply underline the urgency of Baxians acquiring this collection."
(MusicWeb Recording of the Month August 2007)
Conflict lies at the heart of Arnold Bax's seven symphonies. His rather self-indulgent youthful music had shown itself capable of tragedy in such things as November Woods (1917), the Piano Quintet (1915), and the Second Piano Sonata (1919). But the First Symphony (1921-2) reflected a psychic upheaval that must have shaken him to the foundations. He has denied that it was the First World War, and we must take his word for it that there was no conscious influence - but the Easter Rising was another matter ...
Symphony No. 6 (1934)
Irish Landscape (1913)
Rogue's Comedy Overture (1936)
Overture to Adventure (1937)
Overture: Work in Progress (1943)