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Bax: Octet, String Quintet, etc / ASMF Chamber Ensemble

Album Summary

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Octet, for horn, piano & string sextet
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quintet for strings
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Concerto, for flute, oboe, harp & string quartet
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Threnody & Scherzo, for bassoon, harp & string sextet
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : In memoriam, for english horn, harp & string quartet
Performers Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Baxians everywhere will rejoice at the appearance of this beautiful and enterprising collection, which fills so many gaps in the composer's current discography...No praise can be too great for the palpable dedication and sensitivity of these performances, which have been accorded Chandos sound of wonderful transparency and warmth. In every way, delightful release." -Gramophone



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>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Octet, for horn, piano & string sextet
  • Performers: Stephen Tees (Viola); Stephen Orton (Cello); Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Margaret Fingerhut (Piano); Timothy Brown (Horn); Malcolm Latchem (Violin); Leon Bosch (Double Bass); Robert Smissen (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Notes: Orford Church (01/27/1997-01/29/1997)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1934

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quintet for strings
  • Performers: Robert Smissen (Viola); Stephen Tees (Viola); Stephen Orton (Cello); Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Malcolm Latchem (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Notes: Orford Church (01/27/1997-01/29/1997)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1933

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Concerto, for flute, oboe, harp & string quartet
  • Performers: Robert Smissen (Viola); Malcolm Latchem (Violin); Roy Carter (Oboe); Paul Edmund-Davies (Flute); Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Hugh Webb (Harp); Stephen Orton (Cello)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Notes: Orford Church (01/27/1997-01/29/1997)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1928

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Threnody & Scherzo, for bassoon, harp & string sextet
  • Performers: Robert Smissen (Viola); Paul Marrion (Double Bass); Graham Sheen (Bassoon); Stephen Tees (Viola); Skaila Kanga (Harp); Stephen Orton (Cello); Kenneth Sillito (Violin); Malcolm Latchem (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Notes: Orford Church (01/27/1997-01/29/1997)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : In memoriam, for english horn, harp & string quartet
  • Performers: Robert Smissen (Viola); Malcolm Latchem (Violin); Skaila Kanga (Harp); Stephen Orton (Cello); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemb
  • Notes: Orford Church (01/27/1997-01/29/1997)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1916