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Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

(1948-), Composer and broadcaster; son of Sir Lennox Berkeley

Sitter in 5 portraits
Broadcaster and composer, and son of the composer Sir Lennox Berkeley. Berkeley is a regular presenter of arts programmes for BBC radio and television, including the interview programme, Private Passions, on Radio 3. After studying under Richard Rodney Bennett in his late twenties, Berkeley established his reputation through works including concertos for organ and clarinet and The Garden of Earthly Delights (1998) for orchestra. He collaborated with author Ian McEwan on the oratorio Or Shall We Die? (1983) and the opera For You (2008). He is a composer of two operas: Baa Baa Black Sheep (1993) and Jane Eyre (2000), both with librettos written by David Malouf.

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Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley; Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, by Angela Gorgas - NPG x133026

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley; Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

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

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, by Suzie Maeder - NPG x135420

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

by Suzie Maeder
bromide fibre print, 1982
NPG x135420

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, by Malcolm Crowthers - NPG x136991

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

by Malcolm Crowthers
C-type colour print, 26 January 1998
NPG x136991

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, by Sam Holden - NPG x128890

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley

by Sam Holden
bromide fibre print, 22 January 2007
NPG x128890

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