Bliss Checkmate study score
13th June 2007
Checkmate, which was commissioned by the Vic-Wells Ballet in 1937, featured choreography by Ninette de Valois and striking designs by E. McKnight Kauffer. The ballet went on to become one of Bliss’ most popular scores, not only brilliantly depicting the drama that lies behind the strategic game of chess, but also reflecting the wider tension of the European political stage at the time of the ballet’s first performance.
The publication of this score has been made possible with generous support from the Bliss Trust.
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Arthur BLISS: Checkmate study score
Catalogue no. NOV078958