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Berkeley: Music for Solo Piano and Piano Duet - Preludes, Op. 23; Piano Sonata Op. 20; 5 Short Pieces, Op. 4; Sonatina Op. 39 et al. / Raphael Terroni & Norman Beedie, pianos

Album Summary

>Berkeley, Lennox : Preludes (6) for piano, Op. 23
>Berkeley, Lennox : Sonata for Piano in A major, Op. 20
>Berkeley, Lennox : Short Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 4
>Berkeley, Lennox : Sonatina for piano, 4 hands in E flat major, Op. 39
>Berkeley, Lennox : Theme and Variations for 2 pianos, Op. 73
>Berkeley, Lennox : Diana and Actaeon Waltz, for orchestra, Op. 81/2
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Notes & Reviews:

The piano was Lennox Berkeley's own instrument and his piano works represent a microcosm of his very best compositional talents. Influenced harmonically by French models, his music is suffused with lyricism and subtle harmonies. The Sonata, Op. 20 possesses a particularly haunting beauty in its slow movement, while simple but distinctive melodic and rhythmic ideas permeate the Six Preludes, Op. 23 and Five Short Pieces, Op. 4. The Theme and Variations, Op. 73, recorded here for the first time, offers a favorite Berkeley vehicle for conveying a highly individual and personal language.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, (04/07/1993/04/08/1993).



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>Berkeley, Lennox : Preludes (6) for piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Berkeley, Lennox : Sonata for Piano in A major, Op. 20
  • Performer: Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Berkeley, Lennox : Short Pieces (5) for piano, Op. 4
  • Performer: Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Berkeley, Lennox : Sonatina for piano, 4 hands in E flat major, Op. 39
  • Performers: Norman Beedie (Piano); Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1954

>Berkeley, Lennox : Theme and Variations for 2 pianos, Op. 73
  • Performers: Norman Beedie (Piano); Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Berkeley, Lennox : Diana and Actaeon Waltz, for orchestra, Op. 81/2
  • Performers: Norman Beedie (Piano); Raphael Terroni (Piano)
  • Notes: Great Hall of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England (04/07/1993/04/08/1993)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern