Bax: Complete Symphonies; Orchestral Works / Lloyd-Jones, RSNO

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Sir Arnold Bax wrote his seven symphonies between 1921 and 1939, embracing a prolific period that drew inspiration from a variety of sources. From the dramatic impact of the Second Symphony through to the seascapes of the Fourth and hints of Sibelius in the later works, Bax’s powerful symphonic world is one of surprising and at times stormy vigor contrasting with the most intense lyrical expressiveness and serenity. The selection of additional orchestral works evoking nature and atmospheric landscapes fascinates and rewards in equal measure, providing an essential overview of Bax’s music in critically acclaimed recordings.

REVIEW:

Listeners should come away mightily impressed by David Lloyd-Jones's clear-headed conducting of this intoxicating repertoire.

-- Gramophone

Past praise of previously released individual volumes included in this set:

Symphony No. 1 - In the Faery Hills - Garden of Fand

This first disc in the Naxos Bax series offers warmly idiomatic readings of two early symphonic poems, as well as the First Symphony…finely detailed. In the two symphonic poems, more specifically inspired by Irish themes, Lloyd-Jones draws equally warm and sympathetic performances from the Scottish Orchestra, bringing inner clarity to the heaviest scoring. First-rate sound...

-- Penguin Guide

Symphony No. 4, Nympholept, Picaresque Comedy Overture

The RSNO handle the difficulties of these scores well, with some wonderful solo playing from oboes and horns. The conductor David Lloyd-Jones allows those refulgent textures time to breathe, without letting the music sprawl.

-- Times of London

Symphony No. 5 - The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew

Lloyd-Jones's intelligent, meticulously observant and purposeful direction pays handsome dividends, and that a well-drilled RSNO in turn responds with sensitivity and enthusiasm. In short, another terrific coupling within what is turning out to be one mightily rewarding enterprise.

-- Gramophone



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 13, 2023


  • UPC: 747313701438


  • Catalog Number: 8507014


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 7


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Arnold Bax


  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra



Works:


  1. In the Faery Hills

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  2. The Garden of Fand

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  3. Symphony No. 1 in E-Flat Major

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  4. Symphony No. 2 in E Minor and C Major

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  5. November Woods

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  6. Symphony No. 3

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  7. The Happy Forest

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  8. Overture to a Picaresque Comedy

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  9. Nympholept

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  10. Symphony No. 4

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  11. Symphony No. 5

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  12. The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  13. Symphony No. 6

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  14. Into the Twilight

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  15. Summer Music

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  16. Tintagel

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  17. Symphony No. 7

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones