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Sir Arthur Bliss: the Decca Originals

Eileen Joyce (piano), Alfredo Campoli (violin), Griller Quartet (string quartet), Colin Hampton (cello), Philip Burton (viola), Jack O'Brien (violin), Sidney Griller (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss, Muir Mathieson

This is a convenient, well-transferred compilation of some of the finest performances of music by a still-underrated composer. Bliss’s version of the Colour Symphony is better paced than many... More…
  • BBC Music Magazine
    October 2020
    Reissues Choice

2 CDs

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Contents

Bliss: Welcome the Queen

6:38
$1.10
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1957-05-21
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

Bliss: Things to Come - Suite

15:08
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1957-04-30
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

1. Ballet

3:35
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2. Attack

2:07
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3. Pestilence

2:16
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4. Reconstruction

1:54
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5. Machines

1:29
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6. March

3:47
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Bliss: A Colour Symphony

31:19
$4.40
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-24
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Purple. Andante maestoso

6:39
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Red. Allegro Vivace

6:52
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Blue. Gentle Flowing

9:56
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Green. Moderato

7:52
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Bliss: Introduction and Allegro

11:31
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-24
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: Baraza (from Men of Two Worlds, 1945)

7:14
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  • Eileen Joyce (piano)
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Muir Mathieson
  • Recorded: 1946-02-05
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

38:42
$3.30
$4.20
  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-11
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

I. Allegro ma non troppo

14:23
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II. Scherzo. Vivo

7:57
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III. Introduzione. Allegro deciso in modo zingara

16:22
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Bliss: Theme and Cadenza for violin

6:24
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  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-11
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: String Quartet No. 2 in F minor

30:03
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  • Griller Quartet (string quartet), Colin Hampton (cello), Philip Burton (viola), Jack O'Brien (violin), Sidney Griller (violin)
  • Recorded: 1950-10
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

I. Allegro con spirito

8:18
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II. Sostenuto

5:52
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III. Vivo e con brio

4:48
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IV. Larghetto - Allegro

11:05
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