Meriel Dickinson (mezzo soprano), Peter Dickinson, Richard Rodney Bennett, Lord Berners (piano), Felicity Lott (soprano), Peter Lawson (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra
HTGCD 199/200 – 5060332661718
In the years immediately after the First World War, Gerald Berners was one of the leading avant-garde composers in England. His work was the subject of a number of controversies in the musical world and, to the popular press, he became known as ‘our futurist peer’.
Heritage Records has joined forces with Lord Berners Trust to produce a 2 CD package showcasing the extraordinary creativity of Gerald Berners. The set features the complete vocal music, piano music and music for piano duet and also included are historical orchestral recordings and recordings made by Berners himself.
CD 1 – SONGS, PIANO MUSIC, PIANO DUETS AND HISTORIC RECORDINGS
Meriel Dickinson (mezzo soprano), Peter Dickinson (piano), Susan Bradshaw (piano), Richard Rodney Bennett (piano), Bernard Dickerson (tenor), Kneller Hall Musicians/Captain H. E. Adkins, The Philharmonia Orchestra/Ernest Irving, Lord Berners (piano)
CD 2 – COMPLETE VOCAL AND SOLO PIANO MUSIC WITH TWO SETS OF DUETS
Peter Lawson and Alan MacLean (piano duet), Felicity Lott (soprano) and Peter Lawson (piano),
Peter Lawson (solo piano), Roderick Kennedy (bass) and Peter Lawson (piano)