ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975): Meditations on a Theme by John Blow, Metamorphic Variations.
Catalogue Number: 06L087
Description: The 1955 Meditations is a beautiful, pastoral and elegiac work which any lover of the Vaughan Williams type of English music will love. A remarkable achievement for an octogenarian, the Variations (1972) is a work of extremes, of enormous power, passion and violence balanced by gentleness, whimsy and delicacy and a virtuosic workout for most orchestras. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; David Lloyd-Jones.