Recordings of Lennox Berkeley's music

British Symphonies

British Symphonies album cover Format: CD
Label: Lyrita
Release date: September 2016
Catalogue no: SRCD2355

“It is impossible to overstate the debt we owe to the late Richard Itter and his Lyrita record label for promoting and, in many cases, reviving British music. This four-disc set is devoted to British symphonies mostly written in the first half of the 20th century, nearly all of which have been totally ignored both by the major record labels and concert promoters both at home and abroad… With concise yet thoroughly researched and informative booklet notes by Paul Conway, this is a very significant release which really deserves to be snapped up by everyone, not least those who still cling to the discredited belief that when it comes to composing symphonies, Britain has always been in the second division.” Marc Rochester,

Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra & Lennox Berkeley (conductor)