ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (ed. & orch. Graham Parlett), JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): Piano Concerto, Legend for Piano and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 04L006
Reference: CD 242
Description: Don't let the title fool you. This is a 29-minute-long, full-scale, three-movement concerto which Bax left unfinished in 1939 in two-piano form in its finale and in rough score in its first two movements. Parlett, who has been rescuing uncompleted Bax for over two decades now, has made it possible for Bax lovers to hear a work of great power and passion which fits stylistically with the contemporary Northern Ballads and The Tale the Pine-Trees Knew. Mark Bebbington (piano), Orchestra of the Swan; David Curtis.