Berners: Caprice peruvien & Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement / Lloyd-Jones, RTÉ Sinfonietta, Cleobury, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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Lord Berners was an eccentric novelist, painter, and aesthete, but it is as a composer that he is best remembered. Berners saw the play Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement by Prosper Mérimée (better known as the author of the pamphlet that inspired Bizet's Carmen) in 1917 and ‘was at once fascinated by the grace, the spirit and the character of this little work’. Abandoning operatic tradition, this light and transparently orchestrated version of the narrative unfolds concisely and continuously. The amusing tale is one of domestic bickering and a minor miracle brought about by an act of charity, ‘held together in the style of a symphonic poem’.


Product Description:


  • Release Date: April 08, 2022


  • Catalog Number: 8660510


  • UPC: 730099051071


  • Label: Naxos


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Lord Berners


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra