British Composers - Bliss

Release Date: 8/23/2011
Catalog Number: 5099902901824
Number of Discs: 5

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$34.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This enthralling five-CD conspectus opens with the symphony that established Bliss’s name in 1922 and goes on to survey his ballet, film, chamber and vocal music in authoritative recordings, many of them attended and endorsed by the composer. The final disc shows Bliss as unmatched conductor of his own music, from the occasional prelude for the 900th anniversary of Westminster Abbey to a real rarity: Dame Joan Sutherland’s first studio recording, the Song of Welcome for the young Queen Elizabeth II.
Works on This Recording
1. Things to Come, F 131 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934-1935 ; England
2. Discourse, F 113 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957/1965 ; England
3. Concerto for Cello, F 107 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer: Arto Noras (Cello)
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1970 ; England
4. Concerto for 2 Pianos, F 110 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924/1950 ; England
5. Christopher Columbus: Suite by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ;
6. Checkmate, F 2: Suite by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; England
7. Adam Zero, F 1 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; England
8. A Colour Symphony, F 106 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922/1932 ; England
9. Quintet for Oboe and Strings, F 21 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melos Ensemble London
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927 ; England
10. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, F 20 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melos Ensemble London
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932 ; England
11. Conversations, F 16: no 1, The Committee Meeting by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melos Ensemble London
Period: 20th Century
12. Conversations, F 16: no 5, In the Tube at Oxford Circus by Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Melos Ensemble London
Period: 20th Century
13. Welcome the Queen, F 95 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; England
14. Music for Strings, F 123 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; England
15. Miracle in the Gorbals, F 6 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; England
16. Lie Strewn the White Flocks, F 33 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer: Norman Knight (Flute), Sybil Michelow (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1928 ; England
17. Ceremonial Prelude by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
18. A Knot of Riddles, F 159 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Conductor: Wyn Morris
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1963 ; England
19. A Song of Welcome by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer: John Cameron (Baritone), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
20. Music for Strings, F 123 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Conductor: Sir Arthur Bliss
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; England
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