Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

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Rach3
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Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by Rach3 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:05 am

Heard this am for first time the Violin and Cello Concertos of Bliss (1891-1975), having previously been familiar with his Piano Concerto. I can recommend hearing these, perhaps in a PC, CC, then VC order:

Sir Arthur Bliss’ Violin Concerto, Campoli ,violin, Bliss conducting the BBC Symphony, 1955 Decca ( I believe ) recording :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR4aM_2 ... 6DAC57228A

Bliss' Cello Concerto, Op.120 (1970). Tim Hugh, cello, English Northern Philharmonia directed by David Lloyd Jones. Not sure label :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqwaAorWGVo

His Piano Concerto,Piano Sonata,Concerto for 2 Pianos, the Naxos cd :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-J1zPc ... DOacVcFMyC

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Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by Rach3 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 am

I would also add this contemporary of Bliss, Swede Kurt Atterberg,whose Piano Concerto, Cello Concerto and Violin Concerto are all at YT and very worth hearing. After more re-hearings of these Bliss and Atterberg works, I may have purchases to make.

Atterberg's VC : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEuM1iIdmk

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Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by THEHORN » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:38 pm

I have the excellent Naxos CD of the Bliss piano concerto and two piano concert with Martin Roscoe and David Lloyd Jones conducting . The pain concerto is a real bravado virtuoso concerto and deserves to be better known .

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Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by Rach3 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:53 pm

THEHORN wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:38 pm
I have the excellent Naxos CD of the Bliss piano concerto and two piano concert with Martin Roscoe and David Lloyd Jones conducting . The pain concerto is a real bravado virtuoso concerto and deserves to be better known .
I also have that Naxos of the PC. Completely agree !! Today I just downloaded the Naxos of his Cello Concerto. It's on YT, have a listen,think you may like it, too.

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Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by John F » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:29 am

I suppose the version of the piano concerto to have is Solomon's - he played the world premiere at the 1939 World Fair in New York. Not on YouTube; all that's there is the slow movement from the broadcast of the premiere. I don't know the other Bliss concertos at all.
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Re: Concertos of Sir Arthur Bliss

Post by maestrob » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:27 am

John F wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:29 am
I suppose the version of the piano concerto to have is Solomon's - he played the world premiere at the 1939 World Fair in New York. Not on YouTube; all that's there is the slow movement from the broadcast of the premiere. I don't know the other Bliss concertos at all.
Solomon recorded the Bliss Piano Concerto soon after the premiere for EMI: it's available in the Icon box pictured below for only $13 on amazon, a true bargain!

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