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Berkeley Edition Vol 5 - Lennox And Michael Berkeley


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10265   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Lennox BerkeleyMichael Berkeley
Performer:  Catherine Wyn-RogersCelia CraigSteven BurnardHoward Shelley
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chandos' innovatory Berkeley Edition, launched in 2002, is now coming to be regarded as one of the UK'smost important recording projects currently underway, providing a valuable sound document of the music of father and son Sir Lennox Berkeley and Michael Berkeley, both tremendously important figures in British musical life. The series is exactly the sort of project for which Chandos is famous - committed advocacy of home-grown composers whose work deserves to be far more widely known than it currently is. Chandos' innovatory Berkeley Edition, launched in 2002, is now coming to be regarded as one of the UK'smost important recording projects currently underway, providing a valuable sound document of the music of father and son Sir Lennox Berkeley and Michael Berkeley, both tremendously important figures in British musical life. The series is exactly the sort of project for which Chandos is famous - committed advocacy of home-grown composers whose work deserves to be far more widely known than it currently is. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poems (4) of St. Teresa of Avilla, Op. 27 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
2.
Tristessa by Michael Berkeley
Performer:  Celia Craig (English Horn), Steven Burnard (Viola)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; England 
3.
Gethsemane Fragments by Michael Berkeley
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Concerto for Piano in B flat major, Op. 29 by Lennox Berkeley
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op. 29: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op. 29: II. Andante
Piano Concerto in B flat major, Op. 29: III. Vivace [alla breve]
Gethsemane Fragment
4 Poems of St. Teresa of Avila, Op. 27: No. 1. If, Lord, Thy love for me is strong
4 Poems of St. Teresa of Avila, Op. 27: No. 2. Shepherd, shepherd, hark that calling!
4 Poems of St. Teresa of Avila, Op. 27: No. 3. Let mine eyes see Thee
4 Poems of St. Teresa of Avila, Op. 27: No. 4. Today a shepherd and our kin
Tristessa

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