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
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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
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Prologue - Fanfare: Where are the seeds of the Universal Fire
Reading: The earth of my heart was broken and gaped low - Fanfare
Reading: In the hour when the sapphire of the bone
Song: We are the darkness in the heat of the day
Reading: In such a heat of the earth
Reading: I see Christ's wounds weep in the Rose on the wall
Epilogue - Fanfare: So, out of the dark
Fairies
Keepsake Mill
If no one ever marries me
Stars
The Swing
Mustard and Cress
The Woodpigeon
The Starling
The Yellowhammer
The Wren
The Owl
Rebecca
Jim
Matilda
Henry King
Charles Augustus Fortescue
Sonnet VI: Oh my blacke Soule!
Sonnet XIV: Batter my heart
Sonnet III: O might those sighes and teares
Sonnet XIX: Oh, to vex me
Sonnet XIII: What if this present
Sonnet XVII: Since she whom I lov'd
Sonnet VII: At the round earth's imagin'd corners
Sonnet I: Thou hast made me
Sonnet X: Death, be not proud
Sonetto XVI: Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
Sonetto XXXI: A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia
Sonetto XXX: Veggio co' be' vostri occhi un dolce lume
Sonetto LV: Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai
Sonetto XXXVIII: Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume
Sonetto XXXII: S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna
Sonetto XXIV: Spirto ben nato, in cui si specchia e vede
At Day-close in November
Midnight on the Great Western
Wagtail and Baby
The Little Old Table
The Choirmaster's Burial
Proud Songsters
At the Railway Station, Upway
Before Life and After
Ushas (Dawn)
Varuna I (Sky)
Maruts (Storm Clouds)
Indra (God of Storm and Battle)
Varuna II (The Waters)
Song of the Frogs
Vac (Speech)
Creation
Faith
Persephone
Things lovelier
Now in these fairylands
A little music
The thought
The floral bandit
Envoi
The dream-city
Journey's end
In the street of lost time
Rhyme
Betelgeuse
I. Lauds (Among the leaves the small birds sing)
II. O Lurcher-loving collier
III. What's in your mind, my dove, my coney?
IV. Eyes look into the well
V. Carry her over the water
Let the florid music praise
Now the leaves are falling fast
Seascape
Nocturne
As it is, plenty