Steuart Bedford

Conductor. Born 31 July 1939
Steuart Bedford
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1939-07-31
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Steuart Bedford

Steuart Bedford Biography (Wikipedia)

Steuart John Rudolf Bedford, OBE (born 31 July 1939, London) is a British orchestral and opera conductor and pianist. He is the brother of composer David Bedford and of singer Peter Lehmann Bedford and a grandson of Liza Lehmann.

Bedford is particularly associated with the music of Benjamin Britten, and conducted the world premiere of Death in Venice in 1973. Bedford has also conducted Britten's other operas, and made an orchestral suite of music from Death in Venice. Between 1974 and 1998, he was one of the Artistic Directors of the Aldeburgh Festival. In 1989, he became joint artistic director with Oliver Knussen. His other work in contemporary opera has included conducting the 1996 world premiere in Monte Carlo of Lowell Liebermann's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and also the 1999 US premiere.

Bedford has conducted several commercial recordings of Britten operas, including the first recording of Death in Venice (Decca), as well as The Turn of the Screw (Collins Classics, since reissued on Naxos) He has also recorded his Death in Venice suite and the major vocal cycles by Britten.

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Walter Mourant
The Pied Piper
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The Pied Piper
Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Moonlight)
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Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Moonlight)
Benjamin Britten
The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
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The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony (Playful pizzicato)
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Simple Symphony (Playful pizzicato)
Gustav Holst
Betelgeuse - No.12 from Twelve Humbert Wolfe Settings, Op.48
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Betelgeuse - No.12 from Twelve Humbert Wolfe Settings, Op.48
Benjamin Britten
Psalm 150, Op.67
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Psalm 150, Op.67
Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Sunday Morning)
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Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (Sunday Morning)
Benjamin Britten
Suite from Death in Venice (conclusion)
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Suite from Death in Venice (conclusion)
Gustav Holst
Margrete's Cradle Song
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Margrete's Cradle Song
Benjamin Britten
Paul Bunyan - Overture
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Paul Bunyan - Overture
Benjamin Britten
Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
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Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
Traditional Scottish, Robert Burns, Benjamin Britten, Philip Langridge, Royal Northern Sinfonia & Steuart Bedford
O can ye sew cushions?
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O can ye sew cushions?
Franz Schubert
Die Forelle, D 550
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Die Forelle, D 550
Liza Lehmann
Mockturtle Soup (Nonsense Songs from 'Alice in Wonderland')
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Mockturtle Soup (Nonsense Songs from 'Alice in Wonderland')
Benjamin Britten
The Holy sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 (Since she whom I loved)
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The Holy sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 (Since she whom I loved)
Benjamin Britten
Phaedra - Oh Gods of Wrath
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Phaedra - Oh Gods of Wrath
Benjamin Britten
Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings Op 31: 01 Prologue
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Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings Op 31: 01 Prologue
Benjamin Britten
Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
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Johnson over Jordan (Spider Dance - The Spider and the Fly)
Liza Lehmann
If no one ever marries me (The Daisy Chain)
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If no one ever marries me (The Daisy Chain)
Benjamin Britten
Midnight on the Great Western (Winter Words)
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Midnight on the Great Western (Winter Words)
Benjamin Britten
Moonlight from Peter Grimes
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Moonlight from Peter Grimes
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes (Sea Interlude No 3)
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Peter Grimes (Sea Interlude No 3)
Benjamin Britten
Canticle I - My beloved is mine Op.40
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Canticle I - My beloved is mine Op.40
Benjamin Britten
Tell me the truth about love
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Tell me the truth about love
Benjamin Britten
Quatres Chansons francaises
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Quatres Chansons francaises
Benjamin Britten
Underneath the abject willow
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Underneath the abject willow
Henry Purcell
The Fairy Queen - Excerpts
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The Fairy Queen - Excerpts
Liza Lehmann
The Yellowhammer
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The Yellowhammer
Benjamin Britten
Rossini suite, no.2; Allegretto
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Rossini suite, no.2; Allegretto
Liza Lehmann
The Wren
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The Wren
Benjamin Britten
Suite: Death in Venice, Op.88
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Suite: Death in Venice, Op.88
Benjamin Britten
Phaedra Op.93
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Phaedra Op.93
Lennox Berkeley, Steuart Bedford & Philip Langridge
7 Songs, Op 14 - No 2b, Lay your sleeping head my love
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7 Songs, Op 14 - No 2b, Lay your sleeping head my love
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Past BBC Events

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Britten's Albert Herring
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Barbican, London
2013-11-23T00:42:23
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Nov
2013
BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Britten's Albert Herring

BBC SO 2013-14 Season: Britten's Albert Herring

19:30
Barbican, London
Proms 1977: Prom 46 - For Benjamin Britten
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Royal Albert Hall
1977-09-07T00:42:23
7
Sep
1977

Proms 1977: Prom 46 - For Benjamin Britten

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 54
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-09-17T00:42:23
17
Sep
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 54

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1974: Prom 07
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Royal Albert Hall
1974-07-25T00:42:23
25
Jul
1974

Proms 1974: Prom 07

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 41
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-01T00:42:23
1
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 41

Royal Albert Hall

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