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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

Work length6:38
$1.10
$1.40
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1957-05-21
  • Recording Venue: Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London

Bliss: Things to Come

Work length15:08
$6.60
$8.40
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1957-04-30
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

1. Ballet

Track length3:35
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2. Attack

Track length2:07
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3. Pestilence

Track length2:16
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4. Reconstruction

Track length1:54
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5. Machines

Track length1:29
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6. March

Track length3:47
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Bliss: A Colour Symphony, F. 106

Work length31:19
$4.40
$5.60
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-24
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Purple. Andante maestoso

Track length6:39
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Red. Allegro Vivace

Track length6:52
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Blue. Gentle Flowing

Track length9:56
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Green. Moderato

Track length7:52
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Bliss: Introduction and Allegro

Work length11:31
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-24
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: Baraza

Work length7:14
$1.10
$1.40
  • Eileen Joyce (piano)
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Muir Mathieson
  • Recorded: 1946-02-05
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: Violin Concerto, F. 111

Work length38:42
$3.30
$4.20
  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-11
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

I. Allegro ma non troppo

Track length14:23
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II. Scherzo. Vivo

Track length7:57
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III. Introduzione. Allegro deciso in modo zingara

Track length16:22
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Bliss: Theme and Cadenza for violin

Work length6:24
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  • Alfredo Campoli (violin)
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Arthur Bliss
  • Recorded: 1955-11-11
  • Recording Venue: Kingsway Hall, London

Bliss: String Quartet No. 2 in F minor

Work length30:03
$4.40
$5.60
  • Griller Quartet (string quartet), Sidney Griller (violin), Jack O'Brien (violin), Philip Burton (viola), Colin Hampton (cello)
  • Recorded: 1950-10
  • Recording Venue: Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London

I. Allegro con spirito

Track length8:18
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II. Sostenuto

Track length5:52
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III. Vivo e con brio

Track length4:48
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IV. Larghetto - Allegro

Track length11:05
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