LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Pièce for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon, In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky for String Quartet, Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano (all World Premiere Recordings), Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and String Quartet, Op. 47, String Trio, Op. 19, Introduction and Allegro for Double Bass and Piano, 3 Pieces for Solo Viola.
Catalogue Number: 06Q067
Label: Resonus Classics
Description: Three first recordings distinguish this hour's worth of Berkeley's elegant chamber music, informed by French neo-classicism and his studies with Nadia Boulanger and friendships with Ravel, Poulenc and Soulima Stravinsky. Two are from his Paris study period (Pièce and Sonatine, from 1928 and 1929) while the 1:30 Stravinsky memorial comes, of course, from 1971. Berkeley Ensemble.