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Bliss, Sir Arthur,

1891–1975, English composer. Bliss's teachers included Charles Stanford, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Gustav Holst. He was made Master of the Queen's Musick in 1953. His early works, including pieces for wordless voices, were considered avant-garde. Bliss's works include ballets, cantatas, operas such as The Olympians (1949) and Tobias and the Angel (1958), the Colour Symphony (1932), a piano concerto (1938), quintets for oboe (1927) and clarinet (1931) with strings, and a concertina for cello and orchestra (1969). His autobiography was published in 1970.
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Which honorary appointment has been held by Edward Elgar, Arthur Bliss and Malcolm Williamson?
Now I know why and I'm delighted to be a part of paying homage to Sir Arthur Bliss in this wonderful event.
Ambassador Arthur Bliss Lane (1894-1956) published his book "I Saw Poland Betrayed," he put in two paragraphs about the Voice of America overseas radio broadcasts.
The Phil's recording history really began in 1943 when Solomon played the then new Piano Concerto of Arthur Bliss, with Malcolm Sargent conducting, and in the same year Yehudi Menuhin visited the Philharmonic Hall to record the Mozart Violin Concerto No 3 with Sargent, a recording I recently found on a bargain label German CD.
From a rousing March by Arthur Bliss to a Ravel Suite from Ma Mere l'oye, the performance shows the versatility of these musicians.
This unappealing image was applied to one of the British composer Edmund Rubbra's symphonies by his compatriot, Arthur Bliss.
This concert for Huddersfield Music Society consisted of two very well known works, by Mozart and Brahms, and a much less familiar composition, by Arthur Bliss.
This Naxos release of two fine compositions by English composer Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) is a real delight; I would recommend it highly to anyone who has even the least hint of affinity for chamber music.
Flynn's While You Slept, Arthur Bliss Lane's I Saw Poland Betrayed, George Racey Jordan's From Major Jordan's Diaries, and other truly important books I had never come across.
The scores by Geoffrey Toye, Gavin Gordon, Sir Arthur Bliss, and William Boyce are performed by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conducted by Barry Wordsworth.
For example, Sir Arthur Bliss was on the jury in 1962, when John Ogdon jointly won with Ashkenazy, and Dame Fanny Waterman was on it in 1986, when it was won by Barry Douglas.
Regular readers with good memories will recall a column I wrote in praise of Arthur Bliss, our one-time computer whiz kid who set up my computer in my office.