℗ 2006 Chandos

Bliss: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - A Colour Symphony

Lydia Mordkovitch, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Richard Hickox

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A Colour Symphony  
I. Purple. Andante maestoso
Arthur Bliss; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
II. Red. Allegro vivace
Arthur Bliss; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
III. Blue. Gently flowing
Arthur Bliss; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
IV. Green. Moderato
Arthur Bliss; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra  
I. Allegro ma non troppo
Arthur Bliss; Lydia Mordkovitch; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
II. Vivo
Arthur Bliss; Lydia Mordkovitch; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
III. Introduzione. Andante sostenuto - Allegro deciso in modo zingaro
Arthur Bliss; Lydia Mordkovitch; BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Richard Hickox
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    73:33
“Lydia Mordkovitch… responds with unflagging conviction and her customary no-holds-barred passion receives alert, warm-hearted support… an attractive and valuable coupling.” - Gramophone “Bliss’s A Colour Symphony needs a full Technicolour acoustic to do justice to its heraldic splendour. The Chandos sound certainly gives us that. Hickox, on superior form, adds his own bite with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales: it’s a sterling interpretation of a key British work. The violin concerto from the 1950s presents the later, less combative Bliss. Lydia Mordkovitch offers a fiery almost gypsy, interpretation; very fetching, and not at all wrong. A rewarding release.” - The Times Russian violinist Lydia Mordkovitch brings intensity and evocative darkness to Arthur Bliss’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra on this beautifully engineered release from Chandos. Paired with the concerto is the exquisitely indulgent A Colour Symphony.
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