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
Britten: The Turn Of The Screw / Field, Davies, Bedford, Greager
Release Date: 05/28/2013   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 102303   Number of Discs: 1
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Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach / Oke, Allen, Bedford
Release Date: 01/28/2014   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 102179   Number of Discs: 1
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Peter Grimes On Aldeburgh Beach / Kempster, Oke, Allen,  Wyn-rogers, Bedford [blu-ray]
Release Date: 01/28/2014   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 108101   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Nielsen: The Concertos
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1288 Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen
    Performer:  Saeka Matsuyama,  John McCaw,  Jennifer Stinton
    Conductor:  Jan Wagner,  Raymond Leppard,  Steuart Bedford
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    Peter Grimes On Aldeburgh Beach / Kempster, Oke, Allen,  Wyn-rogers, Bedford [blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 108101 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Catherine Wyn-Rogers,  Alan Oke,  Henry Waddington,  Gaynor Keeble  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Chorus,  Guildhall School Chorus,  Britten-pears Orchestra
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    Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach / Oke, Allen, Bedford
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102179 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Christopher Gillett,  David Kempster,  Robert Murray,  Alexandra Hutton  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Chorus,  Britten-pears Orchestra,  Guildhall School Chorus
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    Britten's Children
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001976409 Release Date: 01/21/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  David Owen Norris,  John Bridcut,  Philip Langridge
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christ Church Cathedral Choir,  Britten-Pears Ensemble,  English Chamber Orchestra
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    Britten: Peter Grimes / Bedford, Oke, Wyn-rogers, Richardson, Kempster
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 348 Release Date: 08/27/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Giselle Allen,  David Kempster,  Alan Oke,  Catherine Wyn-Rogers  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Opera North Chorus,  Guildhall School Chorus,  Britten-pears Orchestra
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    Britten: The Turn Of The Screw / Field, Davies, Bedford, Greager
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102303 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Menai Davies,  Richard Greager,  Helen Field,  Machiko Obata
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Concertos Violin
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1208 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Nielsen
    Performer:  Jennifer Stinton,  John McCaw,  Saeka Matsuyama
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford,  Raymond Leppard,  Jan Wagner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Odense Symphony Orchestra
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    Essential Britten
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 40292 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Heather Harper,  Neil Mackie,  Barry Tuckwell,  Ida Haendel  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Iona Brown,  Steuart Bedford,  Paavo Berglund  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Endymion Ensemble
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    Holst: The Collector's Edition
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 40471 Release Date: 06/19/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Jonathan Snowden,  David Theodore,  Ralph Downes,  Dame Janet Baker  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  André Previn,  Norman Del Mar,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Sinfonietta  ... 
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    20th Century Flute Concerti - Nielsen, Poulenc, Honegger, Ibert / Stinton
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1126 Release Date: 03/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Honegger,  Jacques Ibert,  Carl Nielsen,  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Jennifer Stinton,  Geoffrey Browne
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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    Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez, Concierto Pastoral / Bonell, Stinton, Bedford
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1090 Release Date: 06/15/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joaquin Rodrigo
    Performer:  Carlos Bonell,  Jennifer Stinton
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Salute To Percy Grainger / Pears, Britten
    Label: London/Decca British Collection   Catalog: 425159 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Percy Aldridge Grainger
    Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk,  Peter Pears,  Benjamin Britten,  Viola Tunnard
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  Linden Singers
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    Purcell: Fairy Queen, Dido And Aeneas / Britten, Bedford
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468561 Release Date: 09/02/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Norma Burrowes,  Mary Wells,  Ian Partridge,  Charles Brett  ... 
    Conductor:  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus,  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 14.
    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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    John Gay/Benjamin Britten: The Beggar's Opera / Bedford
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436850 Release Date: 04/07/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  John Gay
    Performer:  Christopher Gillett,  Philip Langridge,  Anne Collins,  Robert Lloyd  ... 
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra,  Aldeburgh Festival Chorus
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    Holst: Perfect Fool, Egdon Heath, St Paul's Suite
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 49784 Release Date: 04/29/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Holst
    Performer:  Ian Partridge,  Ralph Downes
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  André Previn,  Sir Charles Groves,  Imogen Holst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
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    British Orchestral Collection / Various
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8502502 Release Date: 11/15/2006   Number of Discs: 25
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Bruce Montgomery,  Michael Hurd,  Haydn Wood  ... 
    Performer:  Roderick Williams,  Iain Burnside,  Graham Johnson,  John Metcalfe  ... 
    Conductor:  James Judd,  David Lloyd-Jones,  Michael Tippett,  Adrian Leaper  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  Duke String Quartet,  Royal Ballet Sinfonia  ... 
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    Britten: Violin Concerto, Etc / Mcaslan, Bedford, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557198 Release Date: 09/20/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lennox Berkeley,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Lorraine McAslan
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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  • 19.
    English Song Series 13 - Britten - Folksong Arrangements 2
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557222 Release Date: 07/19/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Traditional
    Performer:  Thomas Allen,  Philip Langridge
    Conductor:  Simon Joly,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers,  Northern Sinfonia
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    Britten: Bridge Variations, Etc / Bedford, English Co
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557200 Release Date: 06/21/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Britten: Sinfonia Da Requiem, Etc / Bedford, London So
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557196 Release Date: 05/17/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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    Britten: Piano Concerto, Etc / Macgregor, Bedford, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557197 Release Date: 04/19/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Joanna MacGregor
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Britten Conducts Britten Operas Vol 2
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000410202 Release Date: 03/15/2005   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood,  Dame Janet Baker,  Philip Langridge,  John Shirley-Quirk  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Benjamin Britten,  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Welsh National Opera Orchestra  ... 
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  • 24.
    Britten: Serenade For Tenor, Etc / Bedford, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557199 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Frank Lloyd,  Philip Langridge,  Ann Murray
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Northern Sinfonia
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    Britten: Cello Symphony, Death In Venice Suite
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10274 Release Date: 01/25/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Raphael Wallfisch
    Conductor:  Steuart Bedford
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
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