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Heritage Orchestral

Bliss conducts Bliss: A Colour Symphony, Music for Strings, Introduction and Allegro

HTGCD221 – 5013993889892

Sir Arthur Bliss conducts his most famous work, the 1922 symphony which established his reputation. It is coupled with the Music for Strings, perhaps his best work and the Introduction and Allegro inspired by and dedicated to Stokowski and his Philadelphia Orchestra.

66 minutes

‘Fine transfers of some wonderful music by Bliss.’
– Music Web International 2013
 
‘All the performances are very satisfying and clearly authoritative’
– Classical Recordings Quarterly 2013
Track Listing

A Colour Symphony

  1. Purple, the colour of Amethysts, Pageantry, Royalty and Death (Andante maestoso)
  2. Red, the colour of Rubies, Wine, Revelry, Furnaces, Courage and Magic (Allegro vivace)
  3. Blue, the colour of Sapphires, Deep Water, Skies, Loyalty and Melancholy (Gently flowing)
  4. Green, the colour of Emeralds, Hope, Youth, Joy, Spring and Victory (Moderato)
  5. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss
    Recording first published in 1956

    Music for Strings

  6. Allegro moderato, energico
  7. Andante, molto sostenuto – Poco allegretto – Tempo 1
  8. Allegro molto – Andante moderato – Allegro can spirit – Allegro molto – Presto
  9. Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss
    Recording first published in 1955

  10. Introduction and Allegro
  11. London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Arthur Bliss
    Recording first published in 1956