LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Piano Concerto in B Flat, Op. 29 (David Wilde [piano], New Philharmonia Orchestra; Nicholas Braithwaite. 1975 LP release), Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 30 (Garth Beckett, Boyd McDonald [pianos], London Philharmonic Orchestra; Norman Del Mar. 1978 LP release).
Catalogue Number: 08J066
Description: The 1947 single piano concerto is full of bravura writing and lyrical melodies in its outer movements with a lovely, quiet Andante and its discmate, from just a year later, uses a very large orchestra and a two-movement form, in which a short opening movement is followed by a long (24-minute) theme-and-variations finale.