Over 35 years of classical music listening I've heard the Bliss concerto 4-5 times, and its sheer exuberance has always impressed me. A few weeks ago I heard it live for the first time, and it was a knockout performance (Peter Donohoe the soloist). A chromium-plated Brahms concerto, dedicated To the People of the United States of America by a composer who was half-American. I bought this CD the following week. Bliss, avantgarde in his youth, had by the late 1930's embraced a more conventional musical style, but it's great fun all the same. The Piano Sonata is memorable too and the short Concerto for Two Pianos is worth an occasional airing. Bliss, to my mind, writes tunes that are memorable, and that's worth a lot to me.