Piano Quintets



First name: Arnold E.T.
Last name: Bax
Dates: 1885-1953
Category: Quintet
Nationality: British
Opus name: Piano Quintet in g minor (1915)
Peculiarities: http://arnoldbax.com/?page_id=71;http://www.earsense.org/chamberbase/works/detail/?pkey=3010
Information: Sir Arnold Bax was one of the leading British symphonists to flourish between the two world wars * Studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London * Discovery of writings of Yeats prompts fascination with Celtic culture * Music has strong moods contrasting lyricism and tragedy * Series of tone poems in 1910s including In the Faerie Hills (1909), The Garden of Fand (1913-16), November Woods (1917) and his Tristanesque seascape Tintagel (1917-19) * Turned to abstract forms in 1920s including chamber music,