Cyril Scott: Symphony No 1. In G

This article has been marked as in need of a revisit. That’s where I feel like I didn’t do the piece justice or have more to say (usually because I didn’t know it nearly well enough or didn’t have the right perspective). I’ll keep the original article for posterity, but publish a new version that will eventually be linked here for my new take on it. performed by the BBC Philharmonic under Martyn Brabbins in a world premiere recording I don’t remember exactly how I came across this gentleman, but I think it went something like this. I was looking … Continue reading Cyril Scott: Symphony No 1. In G

Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1.

This piece has been revisited, and an updated article has been written. Please read it here.  I’ll keep the original article (below) for posterity, but I would suggest reading the new article instead. Performed by someone I listened to this probably four or five or six times. This one is in stark contrast to the other English symphony I have been listening to. This is clearly a war symphony. It’s a piece written just after World War I, finished in 1922, and it has the atmosphere to prove it. The multiple listens appear to have paid off, because in reviewing … Continue reading Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1.