The Lord Berners Collection | Heritage HTGCD199200

The Lord Berners Collection

£12.56

Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD199200

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 2nd December 2016

Contents

Artists

Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)
Gerald Berners (piano)
Susan Bradshaw (piano)
Bernard Dickerson (tenor)
Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Dickinson (piano)
Roderick Kennedy (bass)
Peter Lawson (piano)
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Alan MacLean (piano)
Kneller Hall Musicians
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

H.E. Adkins
Ernest Irving

Artists

Richard Rodney Bennett (piano)
Gerald Berners (piano)
Susan Bradshaw (piano)
Bernard Dickerson (tenor)
Meriel Dickinson (mezzo-soprano)
Peter Dickinson (piano)
Roderick Kennedy (bass)
Peter Lawson (piano)
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Alan MacLean (piano)
Kneller Hall Musicians
Philharmonia Orchestra

Conductors

H.E. Adkins
Ernest Irving

About

In the years immediately after the First World War, Gerald Berners was one of the leading avant-garde composers in England. His earliest published works, written in Rome where he was a diplomatic attaché, astonished Casella and Stravinsky by their advanced style and originality, especially in someone whose musical education had been desultory. His work was the subject of a number of controversies in the musical world and, to the popular press, he became known as ‘our futurist peer’ whereas in the musical press his work was referred to as musical Bolshevism – these two ‘isms’ being interchangeable as epithets for extremes in art.

Heritage Records has joined forces with Lord Berners Trust to produce a 2-CD package showcasing the extraordinary creativity of Gerald Berners. The set features the complete vocal music, piano music and music for piano duet and also included are historical orchestral recordings and recordings made by Berners himself.

Contents:

CD1: Songs, Piano Music, Piano Duets and Historic Recordings

CD2: Complete Vocal and Solo Piano Music with Two Sets of Duets

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