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Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (1903-1989), Composer

Sitter in 23 portraits
Composer and Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music (1946-68). On advice from Ravel, Lennox Berkeley studied composition in Paris where he met Stravinsky and Poulenc (1926-32). His oeuvre ranges from oratorio to symphonies, operas and chamber works. Notable works include Serenade for Strings (1940) and his concertos for piano. His vocal and choral music is particularly admired and includes Four Poems of St Teresa of Avila (1947, written for Kathleen Ferrier) and The Hill of the Graces (1975).

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x15189

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by (Edward) Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten
snapshot print, 1936
NPG x15189

x10359

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1938
NPG x10359

x2906

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x2906

x2907

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1938
NPG x2907

x167139

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1949
NPG x167139

x167140

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, January 1949
NPG x167140

x75690

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate negative, 1955
NPG x75690

x75691

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate negative, 1955
NPG x75691

x75692

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate negative, 1955
NPG x75692

x75693

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Howard Coster
half-plate negative, 1955
NPG x75693

x23327

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Janet Stone
bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x23327

x76989

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley

by Godfrey MacDomnic
bromide print, 20 March 1973
NPG x76989

x133026

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley; Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1977
NPG x133026