Stealing, Borrowing, Remembering

Delighted to have been given four stars by The Independent for last night's Berkeley Ensemble concert at The Forge (full review here). The programme was the first in the ensemble's series "Stealing, Borrowing, Remembering", exploring how Stravinsky and Lennox Berkeley were both inspired by the music of previous generations, and subsequently inspired legacies of their own. The evening included Lennox Berkeley's Quintet for piano and winds, alongside music by his son, Michael Berkeley, whose Fierce Tears was a response to his father's death. An honour to have the composer of the latter in the audience!