Arthur Benjamin

Biography

Born: September 18, 1893; Sydney, Australia   Died: April 10, 1960; London, England  
Benjamin studied at the RCM and after serving in the infantry and the air force in WWI, joined the staff of the RCM in 1926. His early compositions were influenced by Gershwin, although such an influence is difficult to find upon hearing his work. An accomplished pianist, his ability on the instrument also played an important role in his work. A later and more productive influence was that of Latin American music. One of his most popular pieces Read more and the one that gained him international recognition is the Jamaican Rumba (1938). The majority of his work is light and jovial in character. Although he did write some serious compositions, they were infrequently performed and his fame rests with his lighter work. He also composed for film, an example of which is the score for the 1947 movie An Ideal Husband. Read less
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    The Club Album / Mutter [Vinyl]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: B002403501 Release Date: 11/06/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Noa Wildschut,  Nancy Zhou,  Lambert Orkis
    Conductor:  Mahan Esfahani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mutter's Virtuosi
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    Benjamin: Ballade; Stevens: Sinfonietta; Panufnik: Lullaby; Bax: Variations On
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 1117 Release Date: 10/02/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Bernard Stevens,  Andrzej Panufnik,  Arnold Bax  ... 
    Conductor:  Boyd Neel,  Anthony Bernard
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    The Club Album / Anne-sophie Mutter [blu-ray]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002380659 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Noa Wildschut,  Nancy Zhou,  Lambert Orkis
    Conductor:  Mahan Esfahani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mutter's Virtuosi
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    The Club Album / Anne-Sophie Mutter [CD & DVD]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002378900 Release Date: 09/18/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Noa Wildschut,  Nancy Zhou,  Lambert Orkis
    Conductor:  Mahan Esfahani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mutter's Virtuosi
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    The Club Album / Anne-Sophie Mutter
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002369102 Release Date: 08/28/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Gershwin,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Noa Wildschut,  Nancy Zhou,  Lambert Orkis
    Conductor:  Mahan Esfahani
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mutter's Virtuosi
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    Bax, Moeran, Benjamin: Violin Concertos; Walton: Cello Concerto / BBC...
    Label: Lyrita   Catalog: 2114 Release Date: 06/09/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Ernest John Moeran,  Arnold Bax,  Sir William Walton
    Performer:  Derek Collier,  Alfredo Campoli,  André Gertler,  Gregor Piatigorsky
    Conductor:  Stanford Robinson,  Rudolf Schwarz,  Sir Malcolm Sargent
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Northern Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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    Best Of British Clarinet Vol 2 / Khouri, Mccabe, Pettinger
    Label: Continuum   Catalog: 1074 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Charles Villiers Stanford,  Herbert Howells,  Arthur Benjamin
    Performer:  John McCabe,  Murray Khouri,  Peter Pettinger
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    Camilla Wicks: Five Decades Of Treasured Performances
    Label: Music & Arts   Catalog: 1282 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Maria Theresia Paradis,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Camilla Wicks,  Robert Levin,  Horace Martinez,  Martin Katz  ... 
    Conductor:  Fritz Busch,  Ari Rasilainen,  William Steinberg,  Leopold Stokowski  ... 
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    Mercury Living Presence - The Collector's Edition Vol 3
    Label: Mercury Living Presence   Catalog: 002275902 Release Date: 03/23/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Lehár,  Emil Waldteufel,  Johann Strauss Jr.  ... 
    Performer:  Rafael Druian,  Georges Miquelle,  Eugene List,  Alfred Mouledous  ... 
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Stanislaw Skrowaczewski,  Frederick Fennell,  Anatole Fistoulari  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Hungarica  ... 
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    James Galway - The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 302633 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 73
    Composer:  Arthur Smith,  Various,  Traditional,  Stan Lebowsky  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  Sylvia,  Marisa Robles,  Phillip Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jörg Faerber,  Eduardo Mata  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Galway Pops Orchestra  ... 
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    Music for Alfred Hitchcock / Mauceri, Danish National Symphony
    Label: Toccata Classics   Catalog: 241 Release Date: 08/12/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bernard Herrmann,  Franz Waxman,  Dimitri Tiomkin,  Arthur Benjamin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Symphony Orchestra,  Danish National Choir
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    Benjamin: Violin Sonatina; Viola Sonata  / Lawrence Power, Simon Crawford Phillips
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67969 Release Date: 06/10/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin
    Performer:  Lawrence Power,  Simon Crawford-Phillips
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    Julius Harrison, Arthur Bliss, Arthur Benjamin: Sonatas For Viola & Piano Composed 1933-1945
    Label: Ashmont Music   Catalog: 5638209316 Release Date: 11/15/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Julius Harrison,  Sir Arthur Bliss
    Performer:  Eric Larson,  Patricia McCarty
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    Piers Lane Goes To Town
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67967 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Katharine Parker,  Alan Lane,  Anthony Doheny,  John Ireland  ... 
    Performer:  Piers Lane
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    British Clarinet Sonatas, Vol. 2: Benjamin, Cooke, Arnold, Horovitz, Gregson
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10758 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Malcolm Arnold,  Arnold Cooke,  Edward Gregson,  Arthur Benjamin  ... 
    Performer:  Michael McHale,  Michael Collins
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    Violin Encores / Jascha Heifetz
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1296 Release Date: 01/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Edouard Lalo,  George Gershwin,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Emanuel Bay,  Milton Kaye
    Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein,  William Steinberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
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    Luminous Shade
    Label: Twopianists (Label)   Catalog: 1039145 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eugčne Bozza,  Hendrik Hofmeyr,  Joseph Rheinberger,  Arthur Benjamin  ... 
    Performer:  Maria du Toit,  Nina Schumann
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    The Film Music Of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 10713 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Leighton Lucas
    Performer:  Abigail Sara,  Robert Court,  Sarah-jayne Porsmoguer
    Conductor:  Rumon Gamba
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC National Orchestra of Wales,  BBC National Chorus of Wales
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    Salvatore Accardo
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 715 Release Date: 12/13/2011   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Giuseppe Tartini,  Nathan Milstein,  Josef Suk,  Pablo de Sarasate  ... 
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo,  Laura Manzini,  Margaret Batjer,  Toby Hoffman  ... 
    Conductor:  Mario Di Bonaventura
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hopkins Center Orchestra
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    Homage To Paderewski / Plowright
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 67903 Release Date: 11/08/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Józef Wieniawski,  Ernest Schelling,  Béla Bartók,  Arthur Benjamin  ... 
    Performer:  Jonathan Plowright,  Aaron Shorr
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    Fiesta / Carmen Dragon, Hollywood Bowl SO
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 63734 Release Date: 10/17/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jules Massenet,  Georges Bizet,  Sebastián de Iradier,  Mikhail Glinka  ... 
    Conductor:  Carmen Dragon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
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    The Heifetz Collection Vol 19 - 51 Miniatures 1944-1946
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61750 Release Date: 06/02/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Frédéric Chopin,  Robert Schumann,  Alexander Krein  ... 
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Emanuel Bay,  Milton Kaye,  Bing Crosby
    Conductor:  Salvador Camarata,  Victor Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Music For A Royal Wedding [silva Screen]
    Label: Silva Screen   Catalog: 1358 Release Date: 04/05/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Richard Wagner,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Sir William Walton  ... 
    Performer:  Rick Clark,  Helena Blackman,  Lesley Garrett
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Massed Fanfare Trumpets
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    The Heifetz Collection Vol 31 - Benjamin, Stravinsky, Et Al
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61762 Release Date: 02/07/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Benjamin,  Igor Stravinsky,  Reinhold Gliere,  Henri Wieniawski  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Eger,  Jascha Heifetz,  William Primrose,  Gregor Piatigorsky  ... 
    Conductor:  Izler Solomon,  Alfred Wallenstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Italian Concertos / Alison Balsom
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 56094 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Benedetto Marcello,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Arthur Benjamin  ... 
    Performer:  Alison Balsom
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
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