Arthur Bliss

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About Arthur Bliss

Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) was a transitional figure from late romantic to modern styles in England. After serving in World War I, Bliss became interested in French music and its influence repigmented his own music, resulting in controversial works such as A Colour Symphony (1922). Bliss ran into opposition from his patron, Edward Elgar, and from the late '20s his music grew more conservative. Bliss served as Master of the Queen's Music from 1953 until his death; his most famous work, the film score Things to Come (1936), is a montage of cues contributed to the film's soundtrack from several composers.

London, England
August 2, 1891

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