Feedback
Universal Edition - Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
29.03.1936—24.12.2012

Future Performances

All the King's Men
10.11.2014, Leicester (GB)

News

  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett
    26.12.2012
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012)
    We report with sadness the passing of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, who has died in New York aged 76. [...]
 

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

The Composer

Few composers nowadays manage to avoid being ‘pigeon-holed’; Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (b. 1936) , however, is a rare and fine exception. As well as writing for the opera theatre and the concert hall, he also composes film music, and, a versatile pianist, plays jazz and performs songs from the shows in cabaret. Above all else, he is a composer with an overwhelming desire to communicate.

Bennett was born in 1936 at Broadstairs in Kent. Coming from a musical family – his mother studied with Holst – he started composing when he was young and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in 1953, where he studied with Lennox Berkeley and Howard Ferguson. Earlier informal [...]

10 of 53 Works