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BLISS PREMIERES Volume 1: Piano Concerto (Solomon) & Adam Zero (Lambert)
APR5627
Concerto for piano and orchestra in B flat
Solomon/New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra/Sir Adrian Boult
New York: 10 June 1939 (World première performance)
Adam Zero
including Fanfare Overture • Dance of Spring • Awakening of Love
Bridal Ceremony • Dance of Summer • Approach of Autumn
Night Club Scene • Destruction of Adam's world
Dance with Death • Finale
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden/Constant Lambert
London: 9 May 1946 (World première broadcast)
(Issued in conjunction with the Bliss Trust)

To have this treasurable recording of the world première [of the concerto] issued commercially is an incredibly exciting find... Solomon is dazzling - a colossal virtuoso in the Horowitz class on this showing... What a pianist! IRR (UK). Bliss's zestful, unjustly neglected inspiration [Adam Zero] positively glows in the safe hands of its dedicatee. So, a fascinating, hugely enterprising release. Gramophone (UK)
APR5627