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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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The accomplished local orchestra, fresh from a New Year tour of China, performs Awakening and Dance, with works by Slovenian composer Alojz Ajdic and Shostakovich's as well as a dazzling ballet score from Arthur Bliss, complete with dancers and visuals.
Emil Gilels headed a contentious piano jury that included composers Dmitri Kabalevsky, Sir Arthur Bliss and Camargo Guarneri, and pianists Sviatoslav Richter, Lev Oborin and Heinrich Neuhaus.
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 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.
SThe concert on Saturday, January 20, at Huddersfield Town Hall concludes with a performance of the ballet Checkmate by Sir Arthur Bliss.