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Berners the Socialite

Donald Macleod introduces Berners's fifth ballet, his final association with Frederick Ashton and Cecil Beaton, and the suite from his Nicholas Nickleby 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.

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Fri 5 Dec 2014 18:30

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Music Played

  • Lord Berners

    Nicholas Nickleby - suite from the film music [orch. Ernest Irving]

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Berners (orch. Lane): Polka from "Champagne Charlie".
    • CHANDOS.
    • 18.
  • Lord Berners

    Come on, Algernon - song [for the film 'Champagne Charlie', 1944]

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Singer: Mary Carewe.
    • CHANDOS : chan-104590.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 16.
  • Lord Berners

    The Triumph of Neptune - suite

    Singer: Robert Grooters. Orchestra: The Philadelphia Orchestra. Conductor: Thomas Beecham.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : smk-46683.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.
  • Lord Berners

    Les Sirenes - ballet music

    Singer: Unknown. Orchestra: Danish National Chamber Orchestra. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones. Singer: Miriam Blennerhassett.
    • MARCO POLO : 8.223780-.
    • MARCO POLO.
    • 1.

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