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Lennox Berkeley (May 12, 1903 – December 26, 1989)

Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (12 May 1903 – 26 December 1989) was an English composer. In 1927, he went to Paris to study music with Nadia Boulanger, and there he became acquainted with Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger and Albert Roussel. Berkeley also studied with Maurice Ravel, often cited as a key influence in Berkeley's technical development as a composer. In 1936 he met Benjamin Britten, another old boy of Gresham's School, at the ISCM Festival in Barcelona. Berkeley fell in love with Britten, who appears to have been wary of entering a relationship, writing in his diary, "we have come to an agreement on that subject." Nevertheless, the two composers shared a house for a year, living in the Old Mill at Snape, Suffolk, which Britten had acquired in July 1937. They subsequently enjoyed a long friendship and artistic association, collaborating on a number of works; these included the suite of Catalan dances titled Mont Juic, and Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (the latter also with four other composers).

Timeline & Places:

• May 12, 1903: born.

• 1910s: attended Dragon School, Bardwell Rd, Oxford OX2 6SS, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended Greshams School, Cromer Rd, Holt NR25 6EA, Regno Unito

• 1910s: attended University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito

• 1937: lived at Old Mill, Snape, Saxmundham IP17 1SH, Regno Unito, sharing with Benjamin Britten

• 1947 to 1989: lived at 8 Warwick Ave, London W9 1AB, Regno Unito

• December 26, 1989: died. Buried at St Peter and St Paul, Yattendon, Thatcham RG18 0UG, Regno Unito

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