Lord Berners

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05 LASTBerners The Socialite2008091920141205

Donald Macleod presents Berners's fifth ballet and his Nicholas Nickelby film score.

Berners spent his life mixing with some of the most conspicuous names in the artistic world. Throughout his career he had fruitful collaborations with such luminaries as Serge Diaghilev, George Balanchine, Gertrude Stein, Sacheverell Sitwell and Constant Lambert. Donald Macleod introduces Berners’ fifth ballet, which was to be his final association with Frederick Ashton and Cecil Beaton, and the suite from his very last work – the score for the 1947 film of Charles Dickens’ novel Nicholas Nickleby.

Come on, Algernon

Mary Carewe (soprano)

BBC Concert Orchestra

Rumon Gamba, conductor

CHANDOS

CHAN 104590

T16

Les Sirènes

RTE Sinfonietta

David Lloyd-Jones, conductor

MARCO POLO 8.223780

T1-10

Nicholas Nickleby Suite

CHAN10459

T18

The Sailor’s Return (from The Triumph of Neptune)

Robert Grooters (baritone)

Philadelphia Orchestra

Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor

SONY CLASSICAL SMK46683