Michael Berkeley

(b. 1948)

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(b London, 1948).

Eng. composer; son of Lennox Berkeley. BBC Radio 3 announcer 1976–9. Prog. dir., Cheltenham Fest. 1995–2004. Works incl.: operas Baa Baa Black Sheep (1991–3); Jane Eyre (2000); oratorio Or Shall We Die?, sop., bar., ch., orch. (1982); Meditations, str. (1976); ob. conc. (1977); Fantasia Concertante, chamber orch. (1977); Chamber Sym., orch. (1980); Suite, Vision of Piers the Ploughman, orch. (1981); vc. conc. (1982); cl. conc. (1991); Elegy, fl., str. (1993); Gethsemane Fragment, str. (1990); Concerto for Orch. (2005); also vocal works, 4 str. qts., and works for kbd.

Subjects: Music.

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