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BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 4 - Music for 2 Pianos

Composer(s)Bax, Arnold
Artist(s) Wass, Ashley, piano • Roscoe, Martin, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.570413
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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USD 6.99
 

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Although best known for his symphonic poems and symphonies, Bax also wrote prolifically for the piano, his instrument from the first. The two-piano music heard on this recording was written mostly in the late 1920s for the husband and wife piano duet team of Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson. It encompasses captivating miniatures such as The Poisoned Fountain, whose repeated piano figuration is evocative of flowing water, the impressionistic Moy Mell (An Irish Tone-Poem) and Hardanger, which emulates the style of Grieg’s folk-style piano music. The large-scale Sonata for Two Pianos includes a slow movement which is formally similar to some of the orchestral tone poems, and evokes an ancient Celtic world in a striking parallel with Bax’s

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BAX: Piano Works, Vol. 4 - Music for 2 Pianos 1:04:23   
  Festival Overture (arr. for 2 pianos) 13:51    2.39   Add to cart  
  The Poisoned Fountain 4:12    0.99   Add to cart  
  Moy Mell, "The Pleasant Plain, an Irish Tone Poem" 9:02    1.59   Add to cart  
  Sonata for 2 Pianos              
      I. Molto moderato (quasi andante) - Allegretto scherzando (ma non troppo presto) 8:57    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Lento espressivo 7:59    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Vivace e feroce (ma non troppo presto) 4:48    0.99   Add to cart  
  The Devil that Tempted St Anthony 6:31    1.59   Add to cart  
  Red Autumn 5:33    1.59   Add to cart  
  Hardanger 3:30    0.99   Add to cart  
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