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
Browse 1-9 of 9 Available Recordings
  • 1.
    Wolf: Italienisches Lieder / Baker, Shirley-quirk, Bedford
    Label: Ica Classics   Catalog: 5076 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Hugo Wolf
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker,  John Shirley-Quirk,  Steuart Bedford
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    The Best Of Britten
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556838 Release Date: 06/24/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Frank Lloyd,  Philip Langridge,  Della Jones,  Steuart Bedford  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford,  Christopher Robinson,  Martyn Brabbins
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir  ... 
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    English Song / Langridge, Lott, Keenleyside, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557559-60 Release Date: 03/22/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Lennox Berkeley,  Sir William Walton,  Peter Warlock  ... 
    Performer:  Steuart Bedford,  Della Jones,  Philip Langridge,  Felicity Lott  ... 
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    English Song Series 9 - Britten: Canticles I-V
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557202 Release Date: 01/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Philip Langridge,  Frank Lloyd,  Judi Dench,  Steuart Bedford  ... 
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    English Song Series 8 - Liza Lehmann: Daisy Chain, Bird Songs
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557118 Release Date: 04/20/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Edward Horn,  Liza Lehmann
    Performer:  Janice Watson,  Steuart Bedford,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Toby Spence  ... 
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    English Song Series 7 - Britten / Langridge, Bedford
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557201 Release Date: 03/16/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Steuart Bedford,  Philip Langridge
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    English Song Series 6 - Holst: Vedic Hymns, Songs, Etc
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557117 Release Date: 12/02/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Steuart Bedford,  Christopher Maltman,  Susan Gritton,  Philip Langridge  ... 
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    Britten, Berkeley: Auden Songs / Jones, Langridge, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557204 Release Date: 09/23/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lennox Berkeley,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Steuart Bedford,  Philip Langridge,  Della Jones
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    British Composers - Britten: The Heart Of The Matter / Pears
    Label: Emi Classics Special Import   Catalog: 74346 Release Date: 05/01/2001   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Henry Purcell,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Neil Mackie,  Roger Vignoles,  Barry Tuckwell,  Peter Pears  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Paisley Abbey Boys Choir
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