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Re: George Lloyd and Peter Racine Fricker from Lyrita
Rob and Des - thanks for the responses. Lyrita annoyingly didn't record Bax's symphonies 3 and 4 as part of their cycle as there we pre-existing versions on LP. LSO/Downes for No.3 and Guildford Philharmonic with Vernon Handley in No.4. Maybe one day RCA will issue the Bax on CD but this may be wishful thinking. However they did issue Miaskovsky Symphony 21 (Chicago SO, Morton Gould) on CD so maybe it will appear one day along with Khachaturian Symphony 1, LSO Tjeknavorian - another important gap in the CD catalogue. Interestingly, Vernon Handley Guildford PO recording on Bax's 4th Symphony was one of the few genuine releases from the company which perpetrated the Joyce Hatto recording fraud (her recording of Bax's 'Symphonic Variations' was the other genuine release). I think that both performances of the Bax works were excellent.
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