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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #160 on: May 11, 2017, 06:57:57 AM »
I like this collection,very much. Excellent performances and selection,to my ears! My cd doesn't have that sticker on it,by the way! ::) ;D


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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #161 on: May 11, 2017, 07:05:29 AM »
I like this collection,very much. Excellent performances and selection,to my ears! My cd doesn't have that sticker on it,by the way! ::) ;D


I'd be very interested to hear that version of the Oboe Quintet - one of my favourite works by Sir Arthur.
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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #162 on: May 11, 2017, 09:55:00 AM »
I'd be very interested to hear that version of the Oboe Quintet - one of my favourite works by Sir Arthur.
I like everything on the cd;including Rout,Madam Noy and the Women of Yueh. And I usually don't like chamber pieces with people (sopranos,in this case) warbling away. Very inventive,quirky,witty,imaginative music. An utterly excellent cd,imho The sort of cd that makes me think Bliss really does deserve allot better than he gets. Bliss at his best.

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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #163 on: January 23, 2018, 12:07:33 PM »
Just found out about this new release coming in February, a brand new recording of one of Bliss' major choral works, The Beatitudes, by the BBC SO under Sir Andrew Davis.

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205191

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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #164 on: January 24, 2018, 12:07:23 AM »
Just found out about this new release coming in February, a brand new recording of one of Bliss' major choral works, The Beatitudes, by the BBC SO under Sir Andrew Davis.

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205191

I noted that with interest as well. Having said that the recording of the work on Dutton (first performance I think) did not make much impression on me. However the new recording may help me to appreciate the work. There is a recording on Lyrita as well. Coincidentally yesterday I listened to an excellent EMI CD (Vernon Handley) featuring the fine 'Meditations on a Theme by John Blow' - a powerful and moving work, underrated like much of Bliss ('amiable but rambling' according to the Stereo Record Guide). The CD also featured 'Adam Zero' (Suite) and 'Checkmate' (Suite) including the very atmospheric 'Prologue' often left out in other recordings.
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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #165 on: February 03, 2018, 12:38:20 PM »
Just found out about this new release coming in February, a brand new recording of one of Bliss' major choral works, The Beatitudes, by the BBC SO under Sir Andrew Davis.

https://www.chandos.net/products/catalogue/CHAN%205191

There is a free stream of this work for the next few weeks. Very well could be the recording from the upcoming album:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pm25x

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Re: Sir Arthur Bliss
« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2018, 12:40:53 AM »
There is a free stream of this work for the next few weeks. Very well could be the recording from the upcoming album:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09pm25x

They played the new recording of 'The Beatitudes' through on BBC Radio 3 yesterday. I like the music of Bliss very much and it gives me no pleasure to say that I found it so dreary that I eventually switched off. I'm not surprised that they replaced it with Britten's 'War Requiem' for the opening of the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral. As a rule I listen to much more of the music of Bliss than Britten so must try again with 'The Beatitudes' although I shall not be rushing out to buy the new Andrew Davis recording.
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).