Symphonic piano concertos 3

Composed in 1929 “Winter Legends” is one of the two large scale piano/orchestra works by Arnold Bax. Structurally it is a three movement work with an epilogue, a technique Bax employed in many of his symphonies. For Baxians like myself this ranks among his finest works. Evoking old legends, beautiful visions of countryside and dramatic atmospheres, it is all there !
Maybe one needs to sample some of the UK’s ravishingly beautiful landscapes to appreciate this music, at least that’s what happened to me when living in England…
There is also a recording by Harriet Cohen, Bax’s muse, but for clarity and modern day sound this recording available on you tube with Ashley Wass is excellent. ( Margaret Fingerhut’s recording on Chandos is also first rate. )