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Bliss Checkmate Suite / Clarinet Quintet / Hymn To Apollo / Music For Strings
 
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Bliss Checkmate Suite / Clarinet Quintet / Hymn To Apollo / Music For Strings

1 Feb. 1999 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Feb. 1999
  • Release Date: 1 Feb. 1999
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Chandos
  • Copyright: (C) 1999 Chandos
  • Total Length: 2:06:56
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  • ASIN: B001MVUW36
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 557,964 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8dd11894) out of 5 stars 1 review
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8dd13d98) out of 5 stars Best Bargain Bliss 10 Jan. 2001
By Geoffrey Brock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For those who have not yet discovered the music of Sir Arthur Bliss, former Master of the Queen's Music, this is an excellent introduction.
The Music for Strings is a moving piece, not unlike the Elgar Inroduction and Allegro in style, although in the singular language that can only be Bliss. Under Hickox and the Northern Sinfonia, it is very moving.
The Checkmate suite is, I think, the best introduction for those who wish to explore Bliss' music. Easily approachable, with gorgeous scrunchy chords and near-dissonances, and vital lively rhythms. It is wonderfully played by Handley and the Ulster Orchestra.
The Hymn to Apollo is rarely performed (or indeed recorded) nowadays, and is good to have this brilliant piece available again, especially when is it so movingly performed by Hickox and the UO.
The Clarinet Quintet, too, is not often heard, and this excellent performance by Janet Hilton and the Lidsay Quartet is particularly well recorded.
The Pastoral "Lie strewn the white flocks" is typical of Bliss' sound world and once heard the haunting music is never forgotten. Again, the recording is excellent.
All this on 2 CD's for the price of one - how can you not buy it?
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