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The central lento moderato is, necessarily, gentler and more restrained, with a charming Celtic accent in some of its themes, that gives the surrounding seascape some geographical identity. The high spirits of the finale culminate in a satisfying drawing together of loose ends in a triumphant martial conclusion.

David Lloyd-Jones' previous discs in this impressive and very affordable cycle, have all won much praise. The present disc maintains these exalted standards. At its super-bargain price, no Baxian should hesitate to acquire it, and lovers of late romantic music who have yet to make Bax's acquaintance will surely be richly rewarded for such a modest indulgence in impulse-buying.

Copyright © 19 June 2002 David Thompson, Eastwood, Essex, UK

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Bax: Symphony No 4; Nympholept

8.555343 DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE 64'38" 2002 HNH International Ltd

Royal Scottish National Orchestra/David Lloyd-Jones

Arnold Bax: Overture to a Picaresque Comedy; Nympholept; Symphony No 4

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