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Bedford, Steuart

Works: 560 works in 1,191 publications in 4 languages and 17,055 library holdings
Genres: Chamber operas  Opera adaptations  Operas  Ballad operas  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Drama  Concertos  Art music  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Editor, Other, Author, Musician, pia
Classifications: M1500.B827, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Steuart Bedford
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons which she believes possess their souls
Symphony for cello and orchestra in D, op. 68 ; Suite from Death in Venice : op. 88 by Benjamin Britten( )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral song-cycles by Benjamin Britten( )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebration for flute and orchestra by William Bennett( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 450 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( )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, England, July 1970 (2nd work) and All Saints', Petersham, England, Mar. 1977 (1st work)
Settings of poems by W.H. Auden by Della Jones( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canticles I-V by Benjamin Britten( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20th century flute concerti by Jennifer Stinton( )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 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
Folk song arrangements by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English song( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Nicolas by Benjamin Britten( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter words by Benjamin Britten( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English 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 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos for flute & guitar by Joaquín Rodrigo( )

4 editions published in 2010 and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salute to Percy Grainger by Percy Grainger( )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 339 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
Simple symphony by Benjamin Britten( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonia da requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bedford John Rudolf

Bedford, S.J.R. 1939-

Bedford Steuart

Bedford, Steuart John Rudolf.

Bedford, Steuart John Rudolf 1939-

Bedford, Stewart

Bedford Stewart 1939-....

Bedford, Stuart

Bedford Stuart 1939-....

Bedfordas Stiuartas

Steuart Bedford

Steuart Bedford Brits dirigent

Steuart Bedford direutor d'orquesta británicu


English (163)

German (8)

French (2)

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