Arnold Bax

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Born: 8 November 1883 — London — England
Died: 3 October 1953 — Cork — Ireland
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He is best known for his tone poems, chamber music and seven epic symphonies. His music is available on Chandos and a new series of his symphonies is being released on Naxos in 1997.


Paul R. Ludden wrote: I am finishing the doctorate in music, and am researching a specific connection between Bax and Elgar. Bax’ 2nd full orchestral work: "A Song of War and Victory" was written in 1905, the same year as Elgar’s P.&.C. March #3 premiered. Both pieces are in C minor, marchlike, and begin with a similar "stomp-like" musical figure.

My upcoming (October 1997) performance of the Bax piece will be the American premiere. Mine was the very first edition of the work, when I created a performance set for Robert Tucker and the Royal Air Force Orchestra in 1994.

I am giving you this information in hopes that others may learn that current (important) seminal research is ongoing in this area (& of course ... others). Also, if any have tidbits of interesting information that could contribute to my research in this area, I would be most grateful to receive any and all of it.

Thank you kindly,
Paul R. Ludden
(conductor/composer)
E-mail: <prludden(at)iquest.net>

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Wed 23 Apr: Trois Miniatures Pour quatuor à cordes, Premiere and workshop by the Arditti Quartet Milton court concert hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
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Sat 3 May: Melodia Women’s Choir of NYC Presents “The Poet’s Song” Church of the Holy Apostles New York
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(1845) Gustav Albert Lortzing: Premiere of Undine, in Magdeburg, Germany.
(1889) Giacomo Puccini: Premiere of Edgar, in Milan, Italy.
(1918) Sergey Prokofiev: Premiere of the Classical Symphony in D major op. 25, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Prokofiev conducting.
(1945) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, in Paris, France.
(1948) Ralph Vaughan Williams: Premiere of Symphony no. 6 in e minor, in London, England.

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The British Symphonic Collection: Elgar, Bax, Delius, Vaughan, Williams
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Bax: Symphony No. 6; Into the Twilight; Summer Music
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Violin Sonatas 2
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Bax: Symphony No. 1 / In the Faery Hills / The Garden of Fand
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