Arnold Bax - Symphony No. 2 (1926)

Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax 
(8 November 1883 - 3 October 1953) 

....was an English composer, poet, and author. His prolific output includes songs, choral music, chamber pieces, and solo piano works, but he is best known for his orchestral music. In addition to a series of symphonic poems he wrote seven symphonies and was for a time widely regarded as the leading British symphonist. Bax completed his Symphony No. 2 in E minor and C major in 1926, after intermittent work for the previous two years. It was dedicated to Sergey Koussevitzky who, after protracted negotiations with Bax, conducted the first two performances in Boston with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 13th and 14th December 1929. Eugene Gooseens conducted the first London performance with the Queen's Hall Orchestra on 20th May 1930. WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: Conducted by David Lloyd-Jones with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

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