William Sterndale Bennett
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1816-04-13
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William Sterndale Bennett

Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remained for ten years. By the age of twenty, he had begun to make a reputation as a concert pianist, and his compositions received high praise. Among those impressed by Bennett was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn, who invited him to Leipzig. There Bennett became friendly with Robert Schumann, who shared Mendelssohn's admiration for his compositions. Bennett spent three winters composing and performing in Leipzig.

In 1837 Bennett began to teach at the RAM, with which he was associated for most of the rest of his life. For twenty years he taught there, later also teaching at Queen's College, London. Amongst his pupils during this period were Arthur Sullivan, Hubert Parry, and Tobias Matthay. Throughout the 1840s and 1850s he composed little, although he performed as a pianist and directed the Philharmonic Society for ten years. He also actively promoted concerts of chamber music. From 1848 onwards his career was punctuated by antagonism between himself and the conductor Michael Costa.

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William Sterndale Bennett
Symphony in G minor Op 43 (Intermezzo - Rondo Finale)
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Symphony in G minor Op 43 (Intermezzo - Rondo Finale)

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William Sterndale Bennett
Gentle Zephyr
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Gentle Zephyr
William Sterndale Bennett
Forget-me-not (Six Songs Op.23)
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Forget-me-not (Six Songs Op.23)
William Sterndale Bennett
Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22
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Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22
William Sterndale Bennett
String Quartet in G major: 1st mvt - Allegro Moderato
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String Quartet in G major: 1st mvt - Allegro Moderato
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Sextet in F Sharp Minor Op. 8 IV: Finale Allegro assai ed energico
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Piano Sextet in F Sharp Minor Op. 8 IV: Finale Allegro assai ed energico
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 9. ii) Romanza
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Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 9. ii) Romanza
William Sterndale Bennett
Concerto no. 3 in C minor Op.9 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 3 in C minor Op.9 for piano and orchestra
William Sterndale Bennett
Scherzo from Sonata in F minor Op.13
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Scherzo from Sonata in F minor Op.13
William Sterndale Bennett
Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.1 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 1 in D minor Op.1 for piano and orchestra
William Sterndale Bennett
Symphony in G minor Op 43 (Intermezzo - Rondo Finale)
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Symphony in G minor Op 43 (Intermezzo - Rondo Finale)
William Sterndale Bennett
The Main of Orleans, Sonata in A flat major Op 46 (Movement I & II)
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The Main of Orleans, Sonata in A flat major Op 46 (Movement I & II)
William Sterndale Bennett
Lord to thee our song we raise
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Lord to thee our song we raise
William Sterndale Bennett
The Woman of Samaria Op 44 (God is a Spirit)
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The Woman of Samaria Op 44 (God is a Spirit)
William Sterndale Bennett
Paradise and the Peri Op 42
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Paradise and the Peri Op 42
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The May Queen Op 39
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The May Queen Op 39
William Sterndale Bennett
Remember now thy creator wo54
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Remember now thy creator wo54

Remember now thy creator wo54

Choir
BBC Singers
Singer
Emma Tring
Rebecca Lodge
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No 4 in F minor Op 19
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Piano Concerto No 4 in F minor Op 19
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Sextet in F Sharp Minor Op 8 (Andante grazioso)
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Piano Sextet in F Sharp Minor Op 8 (Andante grazioso)
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February
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February

February

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Hiro Takenouchi
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 9
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Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor Op 9
William Sterndale Bennett
Come live with me wo47
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Come live with me wo47
William Sterndale Bennett
The Wood Nymphs
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The Wood Nymphs
William Sterndale Bennett
Caprice in E major Op.22
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Caprice in E major Op.22
Sir William Sterndale & Hiro Takenouchi
Two Characteristic Studies Op 29
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Two Characteristic Studies Op 29

Two Characteristic Studies Op 29

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Sir William Sterndale
Performer
Hiro Takenouchi
William Sterndale Bennett
Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle?
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Lord, who shall dwell in thy tabernacle?
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 13 (Scherzo: Allegro agitato)
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Piano Sonata No 1 in F minor Op 13 (Scherzo: Allegro agitato)
William Sterndale Bennett
The Naiades Op 15
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The Naiades Op 15
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat major Op 4 (Allegro moderato)
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Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat major Op 4 (Allegro moderato)
William Sterndale Bennett & Hiro Takenouchi
Etude No 2 Op 11
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Etude No 2 Op 11

Etude No 2 Op 11

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Hiro Takenouchi
William Sterndale Bennett
Concerto no. 1 In D minor Op.1
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Concerto no. 1 In D minor Op.1
William Sterndale Bennett
In thee, o Lord
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In thee, o Lord
William Sterndale Bennett
Sextet In F sharp minor Op.8 - Quasi presto
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Sextet In F sharp minor Op.8 - Quasi presto
William Sterndale Bennett
Preludes and lessons Op.33 - Butterfly
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Preludes and lessons Op.33 - Butterfly
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Great is our Lord
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Great is our Lord

Great is our Lord

Choir
BBC Singers
Conductor
David Hill
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Trio in A Op.26 - i) Andante tranquillo con moto
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Piano Trio in A Op.26 - i) Andante tranquillo con moto
William Sterndale Bennett
The Carol Singers
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The Carol Singers

The Carol Singers

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Benjamin Luxon (baritone), David Willison (piano)
William Sterndale Bennett
O that I knew where I might find him
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O that I knew where I might find him
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
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Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor
William Sterndale Bennett
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
William Sterndale Bennett
Sonata Duo in A Major
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Sonata Duo in A Major
William Sterndale Bennett
Overture - The May Queen
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Overture - The May Queen
William Sterndale Bennett
Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22
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Caprice in E major for piano and orchestra, Op 22
Hanna Weinmeister, Anton kernjak, Sir William Sterndale Bennett & Ana Leuzinger
Chamber Trio in A (Op.26)
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Chamber Trio in A (Op.26)

Chamber Trio in A (Op.26)

Performer
Anton kernjak
Ana Leuzinger
Hanna Weinmeister
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