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Bax, Arnold

Arnold Bax, English by birth, was discovered by the poet W.B. Yeats has a latent fascination for Irish stuff. As a result, the Celtic aspect plays a significant part in his work and thinking. In his day, he held a significant role in English music and was knighted in 1937. His music has a convincing beauty and effect at its peak. For the movies Oliver Twist, the wartime Malta GC and Journey into History, Bax wrote scores. In addition to his seven symphonies, Bax published a collection of Celtic-implied evocative tone poems, including The Garden of Fand, November Woods, and Tintagel.

There are cellos, viola, and violin concertos; harmonious combinations for piano and orchestra; and concert shows for left hand and orchestra piano. The latter was written for Harriet Cohen, who had been in a long friendship with him. Bax has composed three numbered string quartets, different quintets, an impressive sonata for viola, three sonatas for violin, and compositions for broader musical communities, including a nonet for wind and string instruments and an octet for trumpet, piano, and string sextet. Bax's choral works contain conventional carol settings, while his solo songs encourage him to explore more Celtic soil in several settings.

Viola Compositions of Arnold Bax | Animato Strings


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