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Lennox Berkeley: Chamber Works / Berkeley Ensemble

Berkeley Ensemble
Release Date: 05/12/2015 
Label:  Resonus Classics   Catalog #: 10149   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following their acclaimed debut recording (Clarion Call – Resonus 10127), the Berkeley Ensemble returns with a program of chamber works by the British composer Lennox Berkeley, one of the two composers (father and son) after whom the group gets its name.

Featuring a number of world premiere recordings, the ensemble presents a selection of works that covers most of Berkeley’s creative life from the early Francophile clarinet Sonatine written in Paris while a student of Nadia Boulanger to the inventive Introduction and Allegro for double bass and piano. Also featured are the Three solo pieces for viola and the large scale String Trio Op. 19 and Sextet, Op. 47 for clarinet, horn and string quartet, and the emotive miniature In
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and Strings, Op. 47 by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
2.
Introduction and Allegro for Double Bass and Piano, Op. 80 by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971 
3.
Pičce for Flute Clarinet and Bassoon by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
4.
Canon for String Quartet "In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky" by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
5.
Trio for Strings, Op. 19 by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; England 
6.
Pieces (3) for Viola by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
7.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Lennox Berkeley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berkeley Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928 

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