Articles

Articles labelled 'LBSJ' were first published in the Lennox Berkeley Society Journal.

Contrasting choral settings of the 'Stabat Mater' by Lennox Berkeley and Francis Poulenc

Conductor Peter Broadbent analyses settings of the 'Stabat Mater' by Francis Poulenc and Lennox Berkeley – and finds reflections of their personalities and faith. (LBSJ 2022)


Composer Christopher Brown on Lennox Berkeley as teacher

Composer Christopher Brown, a student of Lennox Berkeley, writes about his teacher’s music and teaching methods – and the influence of Bach on both of them. (LBSJ 2022)


Jennifer Bate on Lennox Berkeley’s Organ Works

Organist Jennifer Bate recalls her first meeting with the composer Lennox Berkeley. (LBSJ 2022)


Lennox Berkeley's Oboe Quartet

The music writer John France finds reflection, angst and excitement in Lennox Berkeley’s Oboe Quartet of 1967. (LBSJ 2022)


Lennox Berkeley in 1938 writes to his aunt in Brussels about Benjamin Britten and impending war

Tony Scotland disovers a letter which Lennox Berkeley wrote to his aunt Anna, baronne d’Eppinghoven, in Brussels, about Benjamin Britten, his music and the war. (LBSJ 2022)


Lennox Berkeley operas on CD

Tony Scotland on the BBC recordings of Lennox Berkeley's grand opera 'Nelson' and his three one-acters, newly released by Nimbus. (LBSJ 2021)


Choral Suite Lennox Berkeley's opera 'Nelson'

Pianist/conductor David Wordsworth writes about his planned suite of choruses from Lennox Berkeley’s opera 'Nelson'. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley's setting of 'Gibbons Variations' for choir and orchestra

Conductor Michael Waldron revives Lennox Berkeley's choral masterpiece the 'Gibbons Variations'. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley's choral setting of John Donne's 'Legacie'

Chester Music publish Lennox Berkeley's choral setting of John's Donne's love poem 'Legacie'. (LBSJ 2021)


Christopher Daly tribute to Julian Bream

Guitar teacher Christopher Daly on Julian Bream as musician and guitar. (LBSJ 2021)


Michael Berkeley's tribute to Julian Bream

Composer Michael Berkeley remembers Julian Bream. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley's guitar collaborator Julian Bream

Guitar teacher Roland Gallery on Julian Bream's collaboration with Lennox Berkeley. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley's neglected 'Piano Concerto'

John France champions one of Lennox Berkeley's hidden treasures, the 'Piano Concerto'. (LBSJ 2021)


An American perspective on Lennox Berkeley

Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal discovers Lennox Berkeley. (LBSJ 2021)


Sheet music of neglected keyboard pieces free online

William Wynne Willson's archive of sheet music for the keyboard available free online. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley concert in Minneapolis 1976

American choral conductor Philip Brunelle meets Lennox Berkeley at the University of Minnesota 1976. (LBSJ 2021)


Lennox Berkeley celebration Merton College Oxford 2019

A celebration of Lennox Berkeley's years at Merton College in the Twenties with a talk by Selina Hastings, an address by his biographer Tony Scotland and an Evensong of his music. (LBSJ 2020)


Selina Hastings on Lennox Berkeley at Oxford in the Brideshead years

Selina Hastings, biographer of Evelyn Waugh, gives a talk at Merton College in 2019, about Berkeley's years at Oxford in the Roaring Twenties. (LBSJ 2020)


Tony Scotland on the faith in Lennox Berkeley’s music

In the Chapel of Lennox Berkeley's alma mater, Merton College, Oxford, Tony Scotland talks about Berkeley's faith and the way it is reflected in his music and that of his friends Ravel, Stravinsky and Poulenc. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley and the nocturne

Rob Barnett explores Lennox Berkeley's 'Nocturne' and his recurring use of night music. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley’s recorder pieces premiered in Aldeburgh

Composer David Matthews, biographer of Britten, reviews Lennox Berkeley's recorder premieres at the Red House in 2020. (LBSJ 2020)


Quad speakers at the Red House for a Berkeley concert

Audio designer Rupert Robertson offers a personal view of a concert of recorder music by Lennox Berkeley in Aldeburgh 2020. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley and Leonard Bernstein operas at the RCM

Julian Berkeley writes about a double bill at the Royal College of Music in 2020. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley’s opera ‘A Dinner Engagement’ on tour in Lincolnshire

Pianist and broadcaster Paul Guinery writes about accompanying the New London Opera Group in Berkeley's one-act comic favourite. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley at the Proms in 1973

John France examines the reception of Lennox Berkeley's 'Symphony No 3' and 'Sinfonia Concertante' at the Proms in 1973. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley’s Music for a Prince

Tony Scotland on Lennox Berkeley's 'Andantino' for Cello and Piano, written for King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales. (LBSJ 2020)


Lennox Berkeley 'Symphony No 3' premiere Cheltenham 1969

John France on the première of Lennox Berkeley's 'Symphony No. 3' in Cheltenham 1969, with contemporary reviews and his own commentary. (February 2019)


Lennox Berkeley unfinished opera 'Faldon Park'

Handel scholar Winton Dean, librettist of Lennox Berkeley's opera 'Faldon Park', tells the story of why it was never finished. (September 2014)


Lennox Berkeley Guitar Sonatina best recordings

Christopher Daly recommends the best recordings of Berkeley's guitar Sonatina (op. 52 no. 1). (June 2013)


Lennox Berkeley orchestral works

Conductor/composer Adam Pounds recommends two of Lennox Berkeley’s best orchestral works,'Divertimento' and 'Mont Juic'. (2012)