Buried Treasure – Sir Arnold Bax

Listening Guide


OTHER WORKS BY BAX:

  • THE BARD OF THE DIMBOVITZA 1914
  • CATHALEEN NI HOOLIHAN 1903-05
  • CONCERTANTE FOR PIANO (LEFT HAND) & ORCH.24:07 1949
  • CHRISTMAS EVE 1912
  • DANCE OF WILD IRRAVEL (from 4 ORCHESTRAL SKETCHES) 1912-13
  • THE DEVIL THAT TEMPTED ST. ANTHONY 1928
  • FANTASY SONATA FOR HARP & VIOLA
  • FATHERLAND from THE TALES OF ENSIGN STÅL) 6:50 1907
  • FESTIVAL OVERTURE 1909/11
  • ALLEGRO VIVACE
  • FROM DUSK TILL DAWN 1917
  • GOLDEN EAGLE 1946
  • HARDANGER 1927
  • IN MEMORIAM
  • IN THE FAERY HILLS 1909, rev. 1921
  • IRISH LANDSCAPE (from Three Pieces for Small Orch.) 1928
  • A LEGEND 1944
  • LEGEND FOR VIOLA AND PIANO 10:21 1929
  • LEGEND SONATA 1943
  • LONDON PAGEANT 1937
  • LYRICAL INTERLUDE FOR STRING QUINTET 1922
  • MALTA G.C. (film score) 1942
  • MEDITERRANEAN 3:08 orch. 1922
  • MOY MELL (AN IRISH TONE-POEM) 1916
  • THE MORNING WATCH 1935
  • TO THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME 1923
  • NOCTURNES 1911
  • NORTHERN BALLAD NO.1 1927
  • NORTHERN BALLAD NO.2 1934
  • NORTHERN BALLAD NO. 3 (PRELUDE TO A SOLEMN OCCASION)
  • “OLIVER TWIST”:INCIDENTAL MUSIC 1948
  • OVERTURE TO ADVENTURE 1937
  • OVERTURE: WORK IN PROGRESS 1943
  • PAEAN orch. 1938 (1920)
  • PIANO MUSIC:
  • A HILL TUNE
  • BURLESQUE
  • WINTER WATERS
  • MEDITERRANEAN
  • SLEEPY HEAD
  • IN A VODKA SHOP
  • CEREMONIAL DANCE
  • MAY NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE
  • WATER MUSIC
  • GOPAK
  • THE MAIDEN AND THE DAFFODIL
  • SERPENT DANCE
  • LULLABY
  • COUNTRY TUNE
  • O DAME GET UP AND BAKE YOUR PIES
  • PIANO PIECES:
  • DREAM IN EXILE(Intermezzo)
  • PAEAN(Passacaglia)
  • WHAT THE MINSTREL TOLD US
  • CONCERT VALSE IN Eb
  • 2 RUSSIAN TONE-PICTURES
  • TOCCATA
  • THE PRINCESS’S ROSE GARDEN
  • IN A VODKA SHOP
  • THE MAIDEN WITH THE DAFFODIL
  • APPLE-BLOSSOM TIME
  • SLEEPY-HEAD
  • A MOUNTAIN MOOD
  • WINTER WATERS
  • DREAM IN EXILE
  • NEREID
  • ON A MAY EVENING
  • A ROMANCE
  • WHIRLIGG
  • THE SLAVE GIRL
  • WHAT THE MINSTREL TOLD US
  • CEREMONIAL DANCE
  • SERPENT DANCE
  • WATER MUSIC
  • LULLABY
  • BURLESQUE
  • COUNTRY-TUNE
  • A HILL TUNE
  • MEDITERRANEAN
  • O DAME GET UP AND BAKE YOUR PIES
  • PIANO SONATA NO.1 IN f# 1921
  • PIANO SONATA NO.2 IN G 1919
  • PIANO SONATA NO.3 IN g# 1926
  • PIANO SONATA NO.4 IN G 1932
  • THE POISONED FOUNTAIN 1928
  • RAPID
  • QUINTET FOR HARP & STRINGS 1919
  • RED AUTUMN 1931
  • ROGUE’S COMEDY OVERTURE 1936
  • ROMANTIC OVERTURE 1926
  • RUSSIAN SUITE orch. 1919
  • SAGA FRAGMENT 1932
  • ST. PATRICK’S BREASTPLATE (CHORAL) 1923
  • SINFONIETTA ASYMPHONIC PHANTASY 1932
  • SONATA FOR FLUTE & HARP 1928
  • SONATA FOR TWO PIANOS 1929
  • SONATINA 1933
  • STRING QUARTET NO. 1 IN G 1918
  • STRING QUARTET NO. 2 IN a 1925
  • STRING QUARTET NO.3 IN F 1936
  • STRING QUARTET IN E 1903
  • ADAGIO MA NON TROPPO ACATHALEEN-NI-HOLLIHAN
  • SUMMER MUSIC 1917/orch. 1920
  • SYMPHONIC SCHERZO 1917/rev. 1933
  • SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS FOR PIANO & ORCHESTRA 1917/orch. 1918
  • SYMPHONY NO.1 IN Eb 1922
  • SYMPHONY NO.2 in e and C 1926
  • SYMPHONY NO.3 IN C 1929
  • SYMPHONY NO.4 1931
  • SYMPHONY NO.6 1934
  • SYMPHONY NO.7 1939
  • TAMARA SUITE 1911
  • TINTAGEL 1917/orch. 1918
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RUSSIAN DANCERS 1920
  • VIOLIN SONATAS NOS. 1-3 1910/1915, rev. 1921/1927
  • WALSINGHAME 1926
  • WINTER LEGENDS 1930

The Work

THE GARDEN OF FAND (16:27) 1913, orch. 1916
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Adrian Boult, conductor
(Musical Heritage MHS 1769) (Lyrita SRCD.231)
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Halle Orchestra
John Barbirolli, conductor
(Mercury 50115)[RVW #8]
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BBC Philharmonic 17:28
Vernon Handley, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 10362 CD)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra 16:32
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.553525 cd)
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ELEGIAC TRIO FOR HARP, VIOLA & FLUTE (23:02) 1916
Mobius (Naxos 8.554507 CD)
Moderate tempo
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ENCHANTED SUMMER from PROMETHEUS UNBOUND (28:04) 1910
Anne Williams-King; Lynore McWhirter
Brighton Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic
Vernon Handley, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 10366X CD)
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THE HAPPY FOREST 1914/orch.1921
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.553608 CD)
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Other Recording:
London Symphony Orchestra
Edward Downes, conductor
(RCA GL 42247)
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PIANO MUSIC (COMPLETE)
Eric Parkin, piano
(4 Chandos CHAN x10132 CD)
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TWO RUSSIAN PICTURES

FAREWELL, MY YOUTH

EVENINGS ON A FARM AT DIKANKA

THE MAIDEN WITH THE DAFFODIL

THE PRINCESS’S ROSE GARDEN

APPLE-BLOSSOM-TIME

ON A MAY EVENING

NEREID

SLEEPY HEAD

IN THE TWILIGHT (12:40) 1908
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.557144 CD)
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NOVEMBER WOODS (18:34) 1917
BBC Philharmonic
Vernon Handley, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 10362 CD)
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Other Recordings:
London Philharmonic
Adrian Boult, conductor
(Musical Heritage MHS 1229)
[MOERAN:SINF.](Lyrita SRCD.231)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.554093 CD)
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OVERTURE TO A PICARESQUE COMEDY (1930)
BBC Philharmonic
Vernon Handley, conductor
(5-Chandos CHAN 10122 CD)

Other Recordings:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Igor Buketoff, conductor
(RCA Vic 3005)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.555343 CD)
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FOUR SONGS FOR TENOR AND ORCHESTRA:
A LYKE WAKE; ETERNITY; GLAMOUR; SLUMBER SONG (orch. 1934)

Martyn Hill, tenor
London Philharmonic
Bryden Thomson, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 8628)
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GLAMOUR

SLUMBER SONG

ETERNITY

A LYKE-WAKE

NYMPHOLEPT (NATURE POEM FOR ORCHESTRA) 1912/orch.1915
London Philharmonic 17:49
Bryden Thomson, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 8493CD)
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Other Recordings:
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.555343 CD)
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CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN & ORCHESTRA (35:06) 1938
Lydia Morddkovitch, violin
London Philharmonia
Bryden Thomson, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 9003)
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(1) Overture, Ballad and Scherzo. Allegro Risoluto – Allegro Moderato – Poco Largamente
(2) Adagio
(3) Allegro – Slow Valse Tempo – Andante con moto


SPRING FIRE SYMPHONY (30:38) 1913
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Vernon Handley, conductor
(Chandos ABRD 1180) (Chandos CHAN X10155 CD)
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THE TALE THE PINE TREES KNEW (16:33) 1931
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.554509 CD)
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CONCERTANTE FOR 3 WIND INSTRUMENTS & ORCH. (28:32) 1948-49
BBC Philharmonic
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 9879 CD)
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(1) Elegy: Lento poco ad lib.
Gillian Callow, English horn
(2) Scherzo: Allegro–Allegretto semplice
John Bradbury, clarinet
(3) Lento
Jonathan Goodall, horn
(4) Allegro ma non troppo, brillante



MORNING SONG (MAYTIME IN SUSSEX) (8:15) 1946
Margaret Fingerhut, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson, conductor
(Chandos ABRD 1226)
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SYMPHONY NO.5 IN C# 1932
BBC Philharmonic
Vernon Handley, conductor
(5-Chandos CHAN 10122 CD)
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(1) Poco lento – Allegro con fuoco – Moderato
(2) Poco lento
(3) Poco moderato – Allegro -
Epilogue (Doppio movimento alla breve)


Other Recordings:
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Raymond Leppard, conductor
(Lyrita 58)
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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bryden Thomson, conductor
(Chandos CHAN 8669 CD)
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Royal Scottish National Orchestra
David Lloyd-Jones, conductor
(Naxos 8.554509 CD)
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