Arthur Bliss: Music and Literature

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Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) was appointed Master of the Queen's Music in 1953 and remained an important and prominent figure in British music throughout his career. This volume of nine essays explores various aspects of Bliss's output, which was wide-ranging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781859283196
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/23/2002
  • Pages: 351
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Notes on Contributors
Music Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Metamorphic Variation: The Orchestral Music 6
2 Chronicle of a Collaboration: The Olympians 58
3 The Piano Concerto in B Flat (1939) 111
4 The Songs of Bliss 121
5 An American Interlude 172
6 The Film Music 191
7 In Search of a Progressive Music Policy: Arthur Bliss at the BBC 227
8 The Recorded Works 266
9 ' ... if Poets mind thee well ...': Bliss and Christopher Hassall 281
Bibliography 338
Index of Bliss's Music 343
General Index 345
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