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    Finally listened to the English Quartet in this SQ and its very good too. Not as refined playing as the Pavao but they play with such enthusiasm it's a rewarding performance. After listening to 3 of the Bax recordings, my favourite for the Bax SQ1 is definitely the Pavao Quartet. Its such a...
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    I heard Suk's Ripening and there are many similarities with Bax's music. They were contemporaries. Were they aware of each other? Was Bax influenced by Suk or vice-versa?
  3. Classical Music Discussion Polls
    Hey what's up? There is no doubt that the Fifth Symphony holds a very special place in Classical Music (as does the Eighth in my humble opinion): from Beethoven to Schubert to Mendelssohn, from Tchaikovsky to Glazunov to Myaskovsky to Shostakovich, from Bruckner to Mahler to Wellesz, from...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    Hey all, I'm trying ascertain which BAX symphony (or symphonies) might be a good place to start to get to know this rather ambiguous composer for the first time. To my knowledge, I have heard none of his symphonic works (only snippets) and would like to start with one, maybe two works as an...
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    Are there any pieces of composers in particular that are mentioned a lot on TC but you have never decided to actually to listen to them? Bax for me. I've never knowingly heard a note of Bax and for some reason with a huge amount of other music I'm exploring I've never seem to put Bax in the mix.
  6. Orchestral Music
    A continuation of the Saturday Symphonies Tradition: Welcome to another weekend of symphonic listening! For your listening pleasure this weekend: Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) Symphony No. 1 1. Allegro moderato e feroce - Moderato expressivo - Tempo I 2. Lento solenne 3. Allegro maestoso -...
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