Lennox Berkeley's Third Symphony

PDF icon Symphony No. 3 by John France


This article marks the fiftieth anniversary of the première of Lennox Berkeley's Symphony No. 3 at the Cheltenham Festival in July 1969, and offers an entertaining historical context, noting all the major contemporary reviews, and weaving in the author's own perceptive commentary, whilst providing comprehensive supportive material in a Bibliography and two Appendices. In the 2020 Society Journal John France hopes to explore the 1973 Promenade Concert performance of the Symphony No. 3, as well as the critical reception of the two subsequent recordings. Currently he maintains a British Music Blog – The Land of Lost Content.