Colori in sinfonia

Sir Arthur Bliss (2 agosto 1891 - 1975): A Colour Symphony op. 24 (1921-22). English Northern Philharmonia, dir. David Lloyd-Jones.

  1. Purple, the colour of Amethysts, Pageantry, Royalty and Death: Andante maestoso

  2. Red, the colour of Rubies, Wine, Revelry, Furnaces, Courage and Magic: Allegro vivace [6:18]

  3. Blue, the colour of Sapphires, Deep Water, Skies, Loyalty and Melancholy: Gently flowing [13:20]

  4. Green, the colour of Emeralds, Hope, Youth, Joy, Spring and Victory: Moderato [23:29]


Per archi o per ottoni

Gustav Holst (1874 - 25 maggio 1934): A Moorside Suite per archi (1928). Royal Northern Sinfonia, dir. David Lloyd-Jones.

  1. Scherzo
  2. Nocturne [3:00]
  3. March [10:06]

La stessa composizione nella versione per ottoni e percussione. The Grimethorpe Colliery Band, dir. Elgar Howarth.

  1. Scherzo
  2. Nocturne [3:13]
  3. March [10:04]

A Moorside Suite I

Scacco matto

Sir Arthur Bliss (2 agosto 1891 - 1975): Checkmate, balletto in 1 scena con un prologo (1937). Royal Scottish National Orchestra, dir. David Lloyd-Jones.

  1. Prologue. The Players: Moderato maestoso
  2. Dance of the red Pawns: Allegro con spirito, scherzando [5:26]
  3. Dance of the Four Knights: Allegro moderato sempre robustamente [7:52]
  4. Entry of the Black Queen: L’istesso tempo [11:42]
  5. The Red Knight’s Mazurka: Moderato giojosamente [17:13]
  6. Ceremony of the Red Bishops: Largamente (misticamente) [20:51]
  7. Entry of the Red Castles: Allegro molto deciso [23:03]
  8. Entry of the Red King and Queen: Grave [25:27]
  9. The Attack: Allegro impetuoso e brillante [27:14]
  10. The Duel: Maestoso moderato e molto appassionato [34:17]
  11. The Black Queen dances: Allegretto dispettoso [42:43]
  12. Finale. Checkmate: Andante poco sostenuto – Allegro vivace e feroce [46:26]