- Composer: Bax
- Audio CD (March 1 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Ncl
- ASIN: B00003W0Z1
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,021 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Symphony No. 3: Lento moderato - Allegro moderato - Allegro feroce - Lento moderato - Allegro moederato - Piu lento - Allegro|
|2. Symphony No. 3: Lento|
|3. Symphony No. 3: Moderato - Epilogue: Poco lento|
|4. The Happy Forest: Nature Poem For Orchestra|
The standard against which all performances must be judged is Bryden Thomsons Chandos version, followed by the recently reissued Dutton Barbirolli from 60 some years ago. The latter is a very different perfomance, marred some by the technical quality of this mono recording, entirely understandable for it's age.
The chief virtue of this Naxos recording is it's price.
Maybe people who haven't heard Bax before will but it, like it and go on the the magical, mystical, crystal clear Thomson recordings of the Bax symphonies.