Bax: Nonet & Other Chamber Music

The Nash Ensemble

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66807

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Release Date:  01 February 1996

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571168074

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    Bax was born in South London, the eldest son of a nonconformist family. At the age of seventeen a love affair with all things Irish began after he read the poetry of Yeats: 'The Celt within me stood revealed'.
    Several of the important chamber works on this recording reflect this Irish love affair, the Elegiac Trio being a response to the tragic events following the Easter Rising in 1916. The serenade-like Nonet and Clarinet Sonata are deliciously 'heart-on-sleeve' works of yearningly lyrical melodies, while the oboe and harp quintets show Bax's pioneering enthusiasm for the precise sound of individual instruments in sometimes unfamiliar groupings.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Nonet: Molto Moderato - Lento
      • 2. Nonet: Allegro - Lento Espressivo
      • 3. Ob Qnt: Tempo Molto Moderato-Allegro Moderato-Tempo Primo
      • 4. Obh Qnt: Lento Espressivo
      • 5. Oboe Quintet: Allegro Giocoso - Piu Lento - Vivace
      • 6. Elegiac Trio: Moderate Tempo-Much Slower
      • 7. Cl Son: Molto Moderato
      • 8. Cl Son: vivace - Pochettino Meno Posso (Lento)
      • 9. Hp Qnt: Tempo Moderato