Sir Arthur Bliss

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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SThe concert on Saturday, January 20, at Huddersfield Town Hall concludes with a performance of the ballet Checkmate by Sir Arthur Bliss.
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Stewart Craggs, editor of Arthur Bliss: Music and Literature, is already well known to those interested in British music for his scholarship in the field generally and for his work on Sir Arthur Bliss specifically.
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.
IT was the composer Sir Arthur Bliss who coined the phrase: You know you're getting older when policemen are looking younger.
The Maggini Quartet, led by Warringtonian Lawrence Jackson, continue to explore British music with that of Sir Arthur Bliss.
The programs and scores include those signed by Richard Rodney Bennett, Sir Arthur Bliss, Nadia Boulanger, Guido Cantelli, Carlos Chavez, Aaron Copland, Henry Cowell, Ge orge Crumb, Ross Lee Finney, Paul Hindemith, Darius Milhaud, Walter Piston, William Primrose, Henri Sauguet, and Hugo Weisgall.
Classical Bliss Mark Bebbington In the notes for his sec-cond disc devoted to solo piano works by Sir Arthur Bliss, pianist Mark Bebbington suggests that their neglect may be because they lack Englishness, that "elusive, water-colour, pastoral quality" that, say, Ireland and Bax have.