Arnold Bax - The Piano Music

Iris Loveridge, piano

Label: Lyrita
Copyright: 2008 Lyrita Recorded Edition, England
Catalogue number: REAM.3113
UPC/EAN: 5020926311320
Format: CD
Analogue / Digital recording: ADD Mono
Number of discs: 3
Total playing time: 3 hours 44 mins
Price: £ (+ postage & packing)

Recording dates: CD 1 Track 1, CD 3 Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, January & May 1959
CD 2 Tracks 2, 7, 9, CD 3 Track 12 November 1959 & January 1960
CD 1 Tracks 7, 8, CD 2 Track 1, CD 3 Tracks 4, 9, 10, 11, 16 July 1960
CD 1 Tracks 3, 4, 10, CD 2 Track 5, CD 3 Tracks 5, 13, 14, 15 January 1961 & October 1962
CD 1 Tracks 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, CD 2 Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 September 1963
The Music Room, Burnham, Buckinghamshire
Richard Itter, Producer & Engineer


The piano music of Arnold Bax stands a little apart from the rest of modern English music for the medium. This latter usually tends to be spare, wistful, predominantly chordal, small in scale, the equivalent of ĎGeorgianí poetry. The very distinguished piano music of John Ireland is perhaps the best and most typical, and something of Irelandís spirit, and much of his letter, haunts a good deal of minor English piano music. He is a safer model than the very individual and


Disc 1
1 Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp Minor (1910, rev. 1917 - 21) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 18.43
2 Concert Valse in E-flat (1910) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 6.52
Two Russian Tone-Pictures (1912) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953)
3 Nocturne: May Night in the Ukraine 7.30
4 National Dance: Gopak 5.33
5 Toccata (1913) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 6.02
6 The Princessís Rose Garden (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 7.36
7 In a Vodka Shop (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.44
8 The Maiden with the Daffodil (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 4.16
9 Apple-Blossom-Time (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.44
10 Sleepy-Head (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 5.00
11 A Mountain Mood (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 5.16
Disc 2
1 Winter Waters (1915) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 6.38
2 Dream in Exile (Intermezzo) (1916) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 8.31
3 Nereid (1916) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 4.05
4 On a May Evening (1918) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 6.55
5 A Romance (1918) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 5.25
6 Whirligig (1919) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.32
7 Piano Sonata No. 2 in G (1919, rev. 1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 24.07
8 The Slave Girl (1919) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 4.30
9 What the Minstrel told us (Ballad) (1919) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 9.44
Disc 3
1 Ceremonial Dance (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.36
2 Serpent Dance (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.33
3 Water Music (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 5.12
4 Lullaby (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.51
5 Burlesque (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.10
6 Country-Tune (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 2.13
7 A Hill Tune (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 4.11
8 Mediterranean (1920) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.19
Piano Sonata No. 3 in G-sharp Minor (1926) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 25.00
9 I Allegro moderato 10.17
10 II Lento moderato 9.30
11 III Allegro 6.13
12 Pśan (Passacaglia) (1928) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 3.18
Piano Sonata No. 4 in G (1932) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 16.34
13 I Allegro Giusto 5.35
14 II Allegretto quasi andante 5.08
15 III Allegro 5.55
16 O Dame get up and bake your pies (1945) Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953) 2.47