LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): D'un vanneur de blé aux vents, 4 Tombeaux, How love came in, Bells of Cordoba and Ode du premier jour de Mai from Op. 14/2, 5 Poems of W.H. Auden, Op. 53, 5 Herrick Poems, Op. 89, Autumn's Legacy, Op. 58, Automne, Op. 60/3, Sonnet, Op. 102, 5 Chinese Songs, Op. 78.
Catalogue Number: 08L077
Description: This collection includes five first recordings of songs or cycles by this elegant half-French Englishman whose settings can range from sparse simplicity to overt lusciousness. The major cycle is Autumn's Legacy of 1962 which sets five different poets and movingly explores that season's weather, the harvest and its human associations. Texts and translations included. James Gilchrist (tenor), Anna Tilbrook (piano), Alison Nicholls (harp - Herrick Poems).