Bax: Symphony No 2, Etc / Lloyd-jones, Royal Scottish Orchestra

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Naxos is going head to head with Chandos in English repertoire, and while British critics no doubt will circle the wagons in defense of their...

Naxos is going head to head with Chandos in English repertoire, and while British critics no doubt will circle the wagons in defense of their home-grown product, the fact is that this newcomer beats the Brits at their own game. Not only do we have a British conductor with evident sympathy for the music (which is Bax at his opulent best), but one with an orchestra that Chandos, in its own innumerable releases, demonstrated was clearly superior to the London Philharmonic (led by the late Bryden Thomson in the case of Bax's symphonies). In addition, we also get a recording of excellent technical quality. In fact, Chandos' recording of this piece was cavernous in the extreme, and Thomson's sometimes slack way with the music was anything but ideal. (There's a superb version of this symphony on Lyrita conducted by Meyer Fredman which has never appeared on CD). In short, this recording offers top quality in both performance and sonics irrespective of price, and makes the perfect starting point for anyone interested in sampling the work of this lusciously Romantic composer. [10/3/1999]--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com


Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 01, 1999


  • UPC: 636943409329


  • Catalog Number: 8554093


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Arnold Bax


  • Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra


  • Performer: David, Lloyd-Jones



Works:


  1. Symphony no 2

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones


  2. November Woods

    Composer: Arnold Bax

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones