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Bax: Symphonic Poems - Royal Scottish National Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones (conductor)
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  1. Tintagel, tone poem for orchestra
  2. The Garden of Fand, tone poem for orchestra
  3. The Happy Forest, tone poem for orchestra
  4. The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, tone poem for orchestra
  5. November Woods, tone poem for orchestra
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Even though he was English-born and -bred, Arnold Bax was fascinated in his youth by Celtic and Nordic folklore, and was inspired to compose his most popular symphonic poems around Cornish, Irish, Scottish, and Norwegian subjects. The most successful of these works is Tintagel (1919), a dramatically turbulent but also luxuriant orchestral depiction of the cliffs of Cornwall and the ocean under them. The Garden of Fand (1916) is a colorful fantasy on a sea-tale connected with the legend of Cuchulain, and was stimulated by ...