LENNOX BERKELEY (1903-1989): Complete Piano Works - March, For Vere, Mr Pilkington;s Toye, 6 Preludes, Op. 23, Sonata, Op. 20, Concert Study in E Flat, Op. 48/2, 3 Pieces, Op. 2, Prelude and Capriccio, Op. 95, Toccata, 3 Impromptus, Op. 7, 3 Piano Pieces, 5 Short Pieces, Op. 4, 4 Concert Studies, Op. 24/1, 4 Piano Studies, Op. 82, Paysage, 3 Mazurkas (Hommage à Chopin), Op. 32/1, Scherzo, Op. 32/2, Mazurka, Op. 101/2, Improvisation on a Theme of Manuel de Falla, Op. 55/2, Polka, Op. 5/1.
Catalogue Number: 12W041
Description: Put well by a 2003 review of a BMS disc, Berkeley’s piano music is “less overtly British sounding than John Ireland and less romantic or folksy than Bax or Moeran, yet more immediately approachable than, say Leighton or Williamson, this music occupies a unique position in the 20th century canon.” 2 CDs. Douglas Stevens (piano).