LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano, Op. 44, Sonatina for Flute and Piano, Op. 13, Viola Sonata, Op. 22, Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Piano, Op. 90.
Catalogue Number: 05L090
Description: The vola sonata was in last month's Naxos "English Viola Sonatas" release and the horn trio and Sonatina each have multiple recordings. However, the late (1975) quintet is not otherwise available and interesting since it comes from Berkeley's late period in which he used elements of serial techniques - rather subtly here, adding an astringency to the music more than anything else. Raphael Terroni (piano), Susanne Stanzeleit (violin), Morgan Goff (viola), Patrick Williams (flute), New London Chamber Ensemble.