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.
by Angela Gorgas
modern bromide print from original negative, 1977
by George Newson
bromide fibre print, 27 July 1984
- Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (father)
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