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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