LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Mont Juic (Berkeley/Britten), Op. 9, Serenade for Strings, Op. 12, Divertimento in B Flat, Op. 18, Partita for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 66, Canzonetta from Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 84, Symphony No. 3, Op. 74.
Catalogue Number: 03I064
Description: There are no other available CD recordings of the 1943 Divertimento or the 1965 Partita (a schools commission) and collectors who value Berkeley's personal style - born of French parentage, study with Boulanger, friendship with Ravel and Poulenc and an abiding faith in the fertility of the classical tradition - will certainly want to have these works which, for lack of space, can be briefly described as works which Mozart or Haydn might have written had they been born in 1903. Roger Winfield (oboe), London Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Lennox Berkeley. 1971, 1972 and 1975 recordings. Original 1992 Lyrita CD issue