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Bliss: Violin Concerto, etc / Mordkovitch, Hickox, et al

Album Summary

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : A Colour Symphony, for orchestra, Op. 24, F. 106
>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Concerto for Violin & orchestra, Op. 79, F. 111
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In this new recording of Bliss's Violin Concerto, Lydia Mordkovitch, famous for her readings of British music, offers her own personal interpretation of the part made famous by Alfredo Campoli, for whom the work was commissioned. Mordkovitch wonderfully conveys the romance and beauty of this concerto, as well as the fiery nature of the gypsy theme prominent in the finale. This is the only available recording of the Violin Concerto, uniquely coupling with 'A Colour Symphony.'

BBC Music Magazine
'Mordkovitch responds with unflagging conviction and her customary no-holds-barred passion receives alert, warm-hearted support... an attractive and valuable coupling' (Gramophone)

Gramophone Magazine
Strange we've had to wait such an age for a modern version of Bliss's Violin Concerto. ... it's a meaty, characteristically red-blooded utterance firmly in the romantic virtuoso tradition and well worth getting to know. Lydia Mordkovitch... responds with unflagging conviction and her customary no-holds barred passion and receives alert, warm-hearted support. A Colour Symphony has not lacked noteworthy advocacy down the years, and Hickox's swells the number of versions I've encountered to a healthy half-dozen. Most enjoyable it is, too: observant, affectionately shaped and often very beautiful.



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>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : A Colour Symphony, for orchestra, Op. 24, F. 106
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (01/17/2006/01/18/2006)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1921-1922

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Concerto for Violin & orchestra, Op. 79, F. 111
  • Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Ensemble: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Notes: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (01/17/2006/01/18/2006)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1955