Steuart Bedford

Biography

Born: 1939; London, England  
This noted conductor and pianist studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Oxford University. In 1964, he made his debut conducting the Oxford Chamber Orchestra. He joined the music staff at Glyndebourne from 1965 to 1967. He made his professional debut conducting The Beggar's Opera in 1967. Since 1965, he has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and he has been the artistic director for the Aldeburgh Festival since Read more 1973.

His significant conducting premieres have been with Benjamin Britten's Death in Venice (1973) and his Phaedra (1976). In 1984, he arranged an orchestral suite from Britten's Death in Venice, which he subsequenly recorded. He has also recorded a wide range of composers from the classic, Romantic, and modern periods. Read less

Biography

Born: 1939; London, England  
This noted conductor and pianist studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at Oxford University. In 1964, he made his debut conducting the Oxford Chamber Orchestra. He joined the music staff at Glyndebourne from 1965 to 1967. He made his professional debut conducting The Beggar's Opera in 1967. Since 1965, he has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and he has been the artistic director for the Aldeburgh Festival since Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
The Wandering Scholar, Op.50/H.176 (1988 - Remaster): Monster! Villain! (Louis)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): Of all the birds (Bardolph)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): Are you not a coward? (Falstaff)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): I am a rogue (Falstaff)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): We two saw you four (Prince)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): I know you all (Prince)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): Do thou stand (Prince)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): I' faith, sweetheart (Hostess)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): Devouring Time (Prince)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): How now! What news? (Prince)
At the Boar's Head, Op.42/H.156 (1995 - Remaster): Harry is valiant (Falstaff)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Prologue (horn solo)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 3. Elegy: O Rose, thou art sick (William Blake)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 4. Dirge: This ae nighte (anon. 15th century)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 5. Hymn: Queen and huntress (Ben Jonson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Epilogue (horn solo)
I. Moderato con moto
II. Vivace - Cadenza
III. Passacaglia: Andante lento - Con moto
Lord! I married me a wife
She's like the swallow
Lemady
Bonny at morn
Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn
Dafydd y Garreg Wen
The False Knight upon the Road
Bird Scarer's Song
Introduction and Theme
Variation 1: Adagio
Variation 2: March
Variation 3: Romance
Variation 4: Aria Italiana
Variation 5: Bourree Classique
Variation 6: Wiener Waltzer
Variation 7: Moto Perpetuo
Variation 8: Funeral March
Variation 9: Chant
Variation 10: Fugue and Finale
I. Prelude: Grave
II. Fugue: Allegro energico
III. Coda: Grave come prima
Theme
Variation A [The Flutes]
Variation B [The Oboes]
Variation C [The Clarinets]
Variation D [The Bassoons]
Variation E [The Violins]
Variation F [The Violas]
Variation G [The Cellos]
Variation H [The Double Basses]
Variation I [The Harp]
Variation J [The Horns]
Variation K [The Trumpets]
Variation L [The Trombones and Bass Tuba]
Variation M [Percussion]
Fugue
The Tournament
The Lute Song
Courtly Dance No. 1: March
Courtly Dance No. 2: Coranto
Courtly Dance No. 3: Pavane
Courtly Dance No. 4: Morris Dance
Courtly Dance No. 5: Galliard
Courtly Dance No. 6: Lavolta
Courtly Dance No. 7: March
Gloriana Moritura
I. Dawn
II. Sunday Morning
III. Moonlight
IV. Storm
I. Lacrymosa
II. Dies Irae
III. Requiem Aeternam
Toccata (Allegro molto e con brio)
Waltz (Allegretto)
Impromptu (Andante lento)
March (Allegro moderato sempre a la marcia)
Piano Concerto in D major, Op. 13: Recitative and Aria (original third movement)
"Over Hill, Over Dale"
"Oberon Is Passing Fell and Wrath"
"Well, Go Thy Way"
"How Now My Love?"
"Be It On Lion, Bear, Or Wolf, Or Bull"
"Welcome Wanderer!"
"Is All Our Company Here?"
"Fair Love, You Faint With Wand'ring In the Wood"
"Through the Forest Have I Gone"
"Stay, Though Thou Kill Me, Sweet Demetrius"
"Come, Now A Roundel and A Fairy Song"
"You Spotted Snakes With Double Tongue"
"What Thou Seest When Thou Dost Wake"
Introduction: The wood
"Are We All Met?"
"I See Their Knavery"
"Be Kind and Courteous To This Gentleman"
"Hail, Mortal, Hail!"
"I Have A Reas'nable Good Ear In Music"
"How Now, Mad Spirit?"
"Flower Of This Purple Dye"
"Puppet? Why So?"
"This Is Thy Negligence"
"Up and down, Up and Down"
"On the Ground, Sleep Sound"
"My Gentle Robin, See'st Thou This Sweet Sight?"
"Helena! Hermi! Demetrius! Lysander!"
"When My Cue Comes, Call Me"
"Have You Sent To Bottom's House?"
"Now, Fair Hippolyta"
"If We Offend, It Is With Our Good Will"
"Gentles, Perchange You Wonder At This Show"
"In This Same Interlude It Doth Befall"
"O Grim-Look'd Night, O Night With Hue So Black"
"O Wall, Full Often Hast Thou Heard My Moans"
"You Ladies, You Whose Gentle Hearts Do Fear"
"This Lanthorn Doth the Horned Moon Present"
"Sweet Moon, I Thank Thee For Thy Sunny Beams"
"Asleep, My Love?"
"Come, Your Bergomask"
"Now the Hungry Lion Roars"
"My Mind Beats On"
"Who's That? A Foreigner, a Traveller No Doubt"
"Hey There, Hey There, You!"
"Serenissima...Low-Lying Clouds, Unending Grey"
Overture: Venice
"Ah, Serenissima!"
"Mysterious Gondola"
"We Are Delighted To Greet the Signore"
"Was I Wrong To Come?"
"There Is Indeed In Every Artist's Nature"
"Children's Games: Adziu, Adziu"
"Aou'! Stagando, Aou'"
"Naturally, Signore, I Understand"
"Here Will I Stay, Here Dedicate My Days"
"First, the Race!"
"The Boy, Tadzio, Shall Inspire Me"
"So, It Has Come To This"
"Guardate, Signore!"
"Do I Detect a Scent?"
"Careful Search Now Leads Me To Them"
"This Way For the Players, Signori"
"Fiorir Rose In Mezo Al Giasso"
"One Moment, If You Please"
"In These Last Years"
"So It Is True"
"Receive the Stranger God"
"The Empty Beach: Do What You Will With Me"
"Yes! A Very Wise Decision"
"Hurrah For the Piazza"
"Chaos, Chaos and Sickness"
"The Wind Still Blows From the Land"
Interlude: "Ah, No!"
1. Prelude
2. The Tornament
3. Recitative & Fight
4. Entrance of the Queen
5. Recitative
6. The two Lords' Explanation
7. Raleigh's Song
8. Ensemble of Reconciliation
9. Recitative & Final March
10. Prelude & Dialogue
11. The Queen's Song
12. Cecil's Song of Government
13. Recitative & Essex's Entry
14. First Lute Song
15. Second Lute Song
16. The First Duet for the Queen & Essex
17. Soliloquy & Prayer
18. Prelude & Welcome
19. The Masque
20. Finale
21. Prelude & Song
22. Duet
23. Double Duet
24. Quartet
25. Pavane
26. Conversation
27. Galliard
28. Conversation & the Queen's Entrance
29. Lavolta
30. Conversation
31. Morris dance
32. Recitative
33. The Queen's Burlesque
34. Quartet
35. March
36. The Queen's Announcement
37. Ensemble
38. Coranto
39. Prelude & Chatter
40. Essex's Intrusion
41. The Second Duet of the Queen & Essex
42. The Dressing-Table Song
43. The Entrance of Cecil
44. Cecil's Report
45. Discussion
46. The Queen's Decision
47. Ballad - Rondo
48. Prelude & Verdict
49. Cecil's Warning
50. The Queen's Dilemma
51. Trio
52. Lady Essex's Pleading
53. Penepole Rich's Pleading
54. Epilogue
Prologue
Pastoral
Nocturne
Elegy
Dirge
Hymn
Sonnet
Epilogue (off stage)
On a poet's lips I slept
Below the thunders of the upper deep
Encintured with a twine of leaves
Midnight's bell goes ting, ting, ting, ting
But that night when on my bed I lay
She sleeps on soft, last breaths; but no ghost looms
What is more gentle than a wind in summer?
When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see
Prologue - In May, in brilliant Athens
My lost and dazzled eyes
Venus resigned her altar to my new Lord
Phaedra in all her madness stands before you
The wife of Theseus loves Hippolytus
Oh Gods of wrath
Death to the unhappy's no catastrophe
My time's too short, your highness
Chills already dart along my boiling veins
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Presto inquieto
III. Adagio -
IV. Passacaglia: Andante allegro
Boisterous Bourree
Playful Pizzacato
Sentimental Sarabande
Frolicsome Finale
Theme
Oration
March
Exercises
Commination
Chorale
Waltz
Polka
Resolution
A Cradle Song
The Highland Balou
Sephestia's Lullably
A Charm
The Nurse's Song
Theme
Variation 1: Allegretto, andante molto
Variation 2: Animato
Variation 3: Tranquillo
Variation 4: Allegro con moto
Variation 5: Largamente
Variation 6: Appasionato
Variation 7: Alla valse moderato
Variation 8: Allegro marcia
Variation 9: Lento
Variation 10: L'istesso tempo
Cakes and Ale
The Bitter Withy
Hankin Booby
Hunt the Squirrel
Lord Melbourne
Nuits de Juin
Sagesse
L'Enfance
Chanson d'Automne
Prologue
Rats Away!
Messalina
Dance of Death (Hawking for the Partridge)
Epilogue and Funeral March
I. Fanfare
II. Villes
IIIa. Phrase
IIIb. Antique
IV. Royaute
V. Marine
VI. Interlude
VII. Being Beauteous
VIII. Parade
IX. Depart
Act I: The Prologue
Act I: Theme: The Journey
Act I: Variation 1: The Welcome
Act I: Variation 2: The Letter
Act I: Variation 3: The Tower
Act I: Variation 4: The Window
Act I: Variation 6: The Lesson
Act I: Variation 6: The Lake
Act I: Variation 7: At Night
In May, In Brilliant Athens
Oh Gods Of Wrath
My Time's Too Short, Your Highness
Introduction
The Birth of Nicolas
Nicolas devotes himself to God
He journeys to Palestine
He comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop
Nicolas from Prison
Nicolas and the Pickled Boys
His Piety and Marvellous Works
The Death of Nicolas
Christ's Nativity
Sweet was the Song
Preparations
New Prince, New Pomp
Carol of King Cnut
In May, In Brilliant Athens
Oh Gods Of Wrath
My Time's Too Short, Your Highness
Act I Scene 1: Florence!
Act I Scene 1: I hope we're not too early
Act I Scene 1: Stuffy! Tobacco stink!
Act I Scene 1: Now then! Notebook, Florence!
Act I Scene 1: The first suggestion on my list
Act I Scene 1: Is this all you can bring?
Act I Scene 1: Beggin' your pardon
Act I Scene 1: Right! We'll have him!
Act I Scene 1: Interlude
Act I Scene 2: Bounce me high, bounce me low
Act I Scene 2: Shop! Hi Albert!
Act I Scene 2: Sid, I'm sorry
Act I Scene 2: Hi Sid! You forgot to pay for the herbs
Act I Scene 2: Good morning, young man
Act I Scene 2: We bring great news to you
Act I Scene 2: Well! Think of that, my lad!
Act II Scene 1: Interlude - Isn't he here?
Act II Scene 1: For three precious weeks
Act II Scene 1: That's a fine sight for sore eyes!
Act II Scene 1: Quickly, quickly, come along!
Act II Scene 1: I don't think you ought
Act II Scene 1: Quick, here they
Act II Scene 1: Hush! Harold Wood!
Act II Scene 1: I'm full of happines
Act II Scene 1: Magnificent, your Ladyship
Act II Scene 1: Fascinating, Mr Mayor
Act II Scene 1: To make our thanks complete
Act II Scene 1: Go on, Albert!
Act II Scene 1: Well tried Albert!
Act II Scene 1: Interlude
Act II Scene 2: Albert the Good
Act II Scene 2: Sounds like Sid serenading
Act II Scene 2: Heaven help those
Act II Scene 2: Albert! Fast asleep, poor kid
Act III Interlude
Act III: Is she asleep?
Act III: What the hell d'you think I am?
Act III: How's the manhunt?
Act III: Hi! Heard the news?
Act III: Threnody - In the midst of life is death
Act III: Albert?
Act III: I can't remember everything
Act III: I didn't lay it on too thick, did I?
"My Mind Beats On"
"Who's That? A Foreigner, a Traveller No Doubt"
"Hey There, Hey There, You!"
"Serenissima...Low-Lying Clouds, Unending Grey"
Overture: Venice
"Ah, Serenissima!"
"Mysterious Gondola"
"We Are Delighted To Greet the Signore"
"Was I Wrong To Come?"
"There Is Indeed In Every Artist's Nature"
"Children's Games: Adziu, Adziu"
"Aou'! Stagando, Aou'"
"Naturally, Signore, I Understand"
"Here Will I Stay, Here Dedicate My Days"
"First, the Race!"
"The Boy, Tadzio, Shall Inspire Me"
"So, It Has Come To This"
"Guardate, Signore!"
"Do I Detect a Scent?"
"Careful Search Now Leads Me To Them"
"This Way For the Players, Signori"
"Fiorir Rose In Mezo Al Giasso"
"One Moment, If You Please"
"In These Last Years"
"So It Is True"
"Receive the Stranger God"
"The Empty Beach: Do What You Will With Me"
"Yes! A Very Wise Decision"
"Hurrah For the Piazza"
"Chaos, Chaos and Sickness"
"The Wind Still Blows From the Land"
Interlude: "Ah, No!"


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