LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Suite for Flute, Oboe and String Trio, Trio for Flute/Piccolo, Oboe/Cor anglais and Piano, String Trio, Op. 19, Sonatina for Oboe and Piano, Op. 61, Oboe Quartet, Op. 70.
Catalogue Number: 01N012
Reference: RRC 1380
Description: Collectors of the Gallic chamber music of Berkeley will note two World Premiere Recordings: the Suite (1930) is a very early neo-Baroque work from the period of the composer's studies with Nadia Boulanger (this may be its first-ever performance since the manuscript was in Boulanger's possession until it was returned to the composer in 1979 after her death) while the Trio for winds and piano (1935) is a little further on the way to his mature style. Each of the other three works here currently has only one other CD option. Tagore String Trio, Sarah Francis (oboe, cor anglais), Judith Fitton (flute, piccolo), Michael Dussek (piano).