ARTHUR BLISS (1891-1975): String Quartets No. 1 in B Flat (Decca rec. 1943) and No. 2 in F Minor (Decca rec. 1950).
Catalogue Number: 05J077
Reference: CDBP 9780
Description: A "war composition" written in 1941, this gripping piece of nervous intensity had its English premiere by the Griller and this recording was made the next year. No. 2 was dedicated to the Griller and recorded almost immediately, a powerful and rigorous piece of compositional skill while still having its fair share of instantly memorable melodic and rhythmic figures Griller Quartet.