The Symphonies

   
 ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953)
   
  The Symphonies  
   
 First Symphony (1921-22) 31:58  
  in E flat major - in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
  for Orchestra  
  To John Ireland  
1 I Allegro moderato e feroce - Moderato espressivo - Tempo I 12:56
2 II Lento solenne 10:34
3 III Allegro maestoso - Allegro vivace ma non troppo presto 8:17
 Third Symphony (1928-29) 41:51  
  for Orchestra  
  To Sir Henry J. Wood  
4 I Lento moderato - Allegro moderato - 16:42
5 II Lento 11:12
6 III Moderato - Più mosso - Tempo I - 13:48
 Second Symphony (1924-26) 38:54  
  in E minor and C major - in e-Moll und C-Dur - en mi mineur et ut majeur  
  for Orchestra  
  To Serge Koussevitzky  
7 I Molto moderato - Allegro moderato - 16:20
8 II Andante - Più mosso - Poco largamente - 12:11
9 III Poco largamente - Allegro feroce - Meno mosso - 10:13
 Fourth Symphony (1930) 38:19  
  for Orchestra  
  To Paul Corder  
10 I Allegro moderato 15:35
11 II Lento moderato - Più mosso (Allegro moderato) - 12:45
12 III Allegro - Allegro scherzando - 9:50
 Fifth Symphony (1931-32) 37:55  
  for Orchestra  
  To Jean Sibelius  
13 I Poco lento - Allegro con fuoco - 15:46
14 II Poco lento - Molto tranquillo - Tempo I 10:12
15 III Poco moderato - Allegro - Lento - Tempo I (Allegro) - 11:48
 Sixth Symphony (1934-35) 35:33  
  for Orchestra  
  To Adrian Boult  
16 I Moderato - Allegro con fuoco 10:06
17 II Lento, molto espressivo - Andante con moto - 8:19
18 III Introduction. Lento moderato - Poco più vivo - 16:57
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19  Rogue's Comedy Overture (1936) 9:59
  To Julius Harrison  
  Allegro - Brillante molto  
20  Tintagel (1917-19) 15:13
  for Orchestra  
  To Miss Harriet Cohen  
  Very moderate tempo - Very quiet - Più mosso -  
   
 Seventh Symphony (1938-39) 44:02  
  To the People of America  
21 I Allegro - Poco meno mosso - Tempo I - 16:39
22 II Lento - Più mosso. In Legendary Mood - Tempo I - 13:32
23 III Theme and Variations: Allegro - 13:38
 Interview with Vernon Handley by Andrew McGregor  
24 Introduction 7:53
25 Bax and Vaughan Williams 1:31
26 Bax and his musical influences 1:34
27 First Symphony 6:21
28 Second Symphony and Third Symphony 15:36
29 Fourth Symphony 5:06
30 Fifth Symphony 3:07
31 Sixth Symphony 7:56
32 Seventh Symphony 5:37
33 Epilogue 5:51
 Vernon Handley
  4 January 2002 (Third Symphony), 5 January 2002 (Tintagel), 19 December 2002 (Fourth Symphony), 14 January 2003 (Second Symphony), 6-8 August 2003 (Fifth and Seventh Symphonies, Rogue's Comedy Overture),  
  5 September 2003 (First Symphony)