ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): Violin Sonata in G Minor, Violin Sonata in F, Violin Sonata No. 2, Ballad, Legend.
Catalogue Number: 12J086
Description: The second sonata, and both the Ballad and Legend date from 1915 and 1916, the years when Bax was so affected by the suppression of the Irish revolt and mourning and anger are present in almost every bar of all three pieces. The very early (1901) single-movement sonata is full of youthful passion while the 1928 F major work is little heard in its original version, Bax later adapting it into his Nonet. Laurence Jackson (violin), Ashley Wass (piano).