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Bedford, Steuart

Works: 485 works in 1,116 publications in 3 languages and 16,111 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical settings  Opera adaptations  Chamber operas  Ballad operas  Diary fiction  Excerpts  Ghost stories  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Editor, Other, Author, Musician, pia
Classifications: PS2116, 813.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Steuart Bedford
Symphony for cello and orchestra in D, op. 68 ; Suite from Death in Venice : op. 88 by Benjamin Britten( )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral song-cycles by Benjamin Britten( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and French and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebration for flute and orchestra by William Bennett( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recordings of pieces played and taught by Marcel Moyse
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 11-15, 1996, All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Phaedra ; The rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten( )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, England, July 1970 (2nd work) and All Saints', Petersham, England, Mar. 1977 (1st work)
Canticles I-V by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N 1981 Richard Bonynge, together with an illustrious cast of singers (Joan Sutherland, Kiri Te Kanawa, et. al.) and actors (Angela Lansbury, Warren Mitchell, Michael Hordern, et. al.) went into Kingsway Hall for a recording of a new edition (by Richard Bonynge and Douglas Gamley) of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Written in 1728, it is a ballad opera in three acts (Ballad operas were satiric musical plays that used some of the conventions of opera, but without recitative. The lyrics of the airs in the piece are set to popular broadsheet ballads, opera arias, church hymns and folk tunes of the time.) Running for 62 consecutive performances, the piece notched up a record the longest run in theatre history up to that time. Unlike other existing recordings of The Beggar's Opera, this new performing edition features opera stars alongside great actors as well as a full-size (double woodwind) orchestra. One of the most sought after of Sutherland/Bonynge collaborations, the original CD has long been out of print and here reappears with the original liner notes as well as the full libretto
Sinfonia da requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hymn of Jesus ; Choral symphony ; Wandering scholar ; At the Boar's Head by Gustav Holst( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple symphony by Benjamin Britten( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English song by Peter Pears( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter words by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of Hardy's poetry does full justice to its humanity, integrity, humour and evocative power, randing from charming anthology pieces such as "Weathers" to the great love poems he wrote after the death of his first wife and the meditations on war and philosophy. The poems - nearly 80 in total - are set in the context of his life and thought, including personal writings by him and those closest to him. (Naxos AudioBooks)
Piano concerto ; Johnson over Jordan (suite) by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salute to Percy Grainger by Percy Grainger( )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A composer with an extraordinary ear for sonority, original in his outlook, sometimes misunderstood, now revered, Percy Grainger is one of Australia's most unique sons, and, in the words of Sir Peter Pears, one of its "most independent and single-minded spirits". Many of these recordings, of vocal and chamber orchestra pieces, were made by Decca in 1968 and 1972 and issued, together with a 1927 recording of Grainger playing his Country Gardens and of Peter Pears and Osian Ellis performing Six Dukes wenta-fishin' in two volumes, with the title Salute to Percy Grainger. The title is retained for this anthology and to it is added Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Deutsche Grammophon recording of The Warriors, presenting nearly two hours of some of Grainger's finest utterances in some of their earliest (and best) performances to be captured on record. Ten of these items [CD2: 1-10] make their first appearance on CD. The performers are a Who's Who of great Decca artists. Benjamin Britten and Steuart Bedford share the conducting duties on the Decca recordings, and the vocalists include Sir Peter Pears, Anna Reynolds and John Shirley-Quirk, together with the Ambrosian Singers and the Wandsworth Boys' Choir. The notes are written by celebrities too Sir Peter Pears and Grainger scholar, John Bird and include affectionate reminiscences. Complete song texts are included. "This is an altogether delightful anthology, beautifully played and recorded by these distinguished artists the recording is an extremely good one" Penguin Guide "the enchantments remain will surely give pleasure" Gramophone
Orchestral song-cycles by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Nicolas a cantata by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bedford, S.J.R. 1939-

Bedford, Steuart John Rudolf.

Bedford, Steuart John Rudolf 1939-

Bedford, Stewart

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Bedford, Stuart

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