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Arthur Bliss

(1891—1975) composer


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(b London, 2 Aug. 1891; d London, 27 Mar. 1975)

British composer. He was closely associated with the early years of Sadler's Wells Ballet, for which he wrote the music for de Valois's Checkmate (1937, also the libretto), Helpmann's Miracle in the Gorbals (1944), and Adam Zero (1946). He also wrote the score for Lew Christensen's The Lady of Shalott for San Francisco Ballet in 1958. MacMillan used his Music for Strings in his 1961 ballet Diversions and Neumeier used his Quintet for Oboe and Strings for his 1969 work Frontier.

Subjects: Music.


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