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Steuart Bedford

p, *1939 GB, London
Singer / Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical

Steuart John Rudolf Bedford, OBE (born 31 July 1939, London) is a British orchestral and opera conductor and pianist. He is the brother of composer David Bedford and of singer Peter Lehmann Bedford and a grandson of Liza Lehmann.Bedford has conducted several commercial recordings of Britten operas, including the first recording of Death in Venice (Decca), as well as The Turn of the Screw (Collins Classics, since reissued on Naxos) He has also recorded his Death in Venice suite and the major vocal cycles by Britten.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Children's Music
Popular Tracks   
Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Frolicsome Finale on Britten: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite On English Folk Tunes by Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford
Evensong on Lehmann: Daisy Chain / Bird Songs / Four Cautionary Tales by Liza Lehmann
On This Island, Op. 11: Now the leaves are falling fast on Britten / Berkeley: Auden Songs by Steuart Bedford
Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Playful Pizzacato on Britten: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite On English Folk Tunes by Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford
Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Boisterous Bourree on Britten: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite On English Folk Tunes by Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford
Simple Symphony, Op. 4: Sentimental Sarabande on Britten: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite On English Folk Tunes by Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford
A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41: A Cradle Song (Arr. C. Matthews for voice and orchestra) on Britten: Simple Symphony / Temporal Variations / Suite On English Folk Tunes by Benjamin Britten & Steuart Bedford
Johnny: Tell me the truth about love on Britten / Berkeley: Auden Songs by Steuart Bedford
Winter Words, Op. 52: The Choirmaster's Burial on Britten: 7 Sonnets of Michelangelo / Holy Sonnets of J. Donne / Winter Words by Benjamin Britten
Death in Venice, Op. 88 / Act 1: "My Mind Beats On" on Britten: Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten, Sir Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, English Opera Group, English Chamber Orchestra & Steuart Bedford

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Grimes On The BeachBenjamin Britten, Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, David Kempster, Gaynor Keeble, Alexandra Hutton, Charmian Bedford, Robert Murray, Henry Waddington, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Christopher Gillett, Charles Rice, Stephen Richardson, Steuart Bedford, The Chorus Of Opera North, Chorus Of The Guildhall School Of Music And Drama, Britten-Pears Orchestra2013Album
Peter Grimes On Aldeburgh BeachBenjamin Britten, Alan Oke, Giselle Allen, Steuart Bedford, Britten-Pears Orchestra, Margaret Williams, Tim Albery2013Album
Salute To Percy GraingerBenjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford, John Eliot Gardiner2010Album
Song Cycles - Orchestral WorksBenjamin Britten, Jill Gomez, Endymion Ensemble, John Whitfield, Neil Mackie, Barry Tuckwell, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford, Robert Tear, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate, Christopher Warren-Green, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Libor Pešek2009Album
Simple SymphonyBenjamin Britten, Northern Sinfonia • Steuart Bedford2005Album
The Concertos For Violin, Clarinet & FluteCarl Nielsen, Saeka Matsuyama, Odense Symfoniorkester, Jan Wagner / John McCaw, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard / Jennifer Stinton, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford2005Compil.
Britten: Piano ConcertoBenjamin Britten, Joanna MacGregor, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford2005Album
Variations On A Theme Of Frank BridgeBenjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Steuart Bedford2005Album
Sinfonia Da Requiem • Sea Interludes And Passacaglia From Peter GrimesBenjamin Britten • The London Symphony Orchestra • Steuart Bedford2005Album
Canticles I-V, The Heart Of The MatterBenjamin Britten, Philip Langridge, Steuart Bedford, Jean Rigby, Derek Lee Ragin, Gerald Finley, Judi Dench2004Album
The English Song Series 7Benjamin Britten - Philip Langridge, Steuart Bedford2004Album
Serenade For Tenor, Horn And Strings / Nocturne / PhaedraBenjamin Britten, Philip Langridge, Ann Murray, Frank Lloyd, Northern Sinfonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford2004Album
UntitledBenjamin Britten / Lennox Berkeley • W. H. Auden - Philip Langridge, Della Jones, Steuart Bedford1998Album
Settings of poems by W.H. AudenBenjamin Britten, Lennox Berkeley, Philip Langridge, Della Jones, Steuart Bedford1998Album
Gustav Holst, The English song series Vol.7Susan Gritton, Philip Langridge, Christopher Maltman, Louisa Fuller, Steuart Bedford1998Album
Albert HerringBenjamin Britten, Steuart Bedford, Christopher Gillett, Josephine Barstow, Felicity Palmer, Robert Lloyd1997Album
St Nicolas / Christ's Nativity / Psalm 150Benjamin Britten - Philip Langridge, Tallis Chamber Choir, New London Children's Choir, English Chamber Orchestra1996Album
Benjamin Britten - The Folk SongsBenjamin Britten, Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, Carlos Bonell, Osian Ellis, Graham Johnson, Northern Sinfonia1995Album
The Turn Of The ScrewBenjamin Britten, Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Steuart Bedford1994Album
The Beggar's OperaJohn Gay, Benjamin Britten - Ann Murray, Yvonne Kenny, Anne Collins, Philip Langridge, John Rawnsley, Robert Lloyd, Steuart Bedford1993Album
Flute ConcertosSamuel Barber & Aram Khatchaturian — Jennifer Stinton, Philharmonia Orchestra / Steuart Bedford1992Album
Piano Concerto • Violin ConcertoBenjamin Britten / Joanna MacGregor1991Album
Johnson Over JordanBenjamin Britten ,Britten Dmitri Shostakovich Shostakovich,Dimitry Steuart Bedford, English Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis Bryn-Julson1991Album
Twentieth Century Flute ConcertiJennifer Stinton, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford, Carl Nielsen, Arthur Honegger, Jacques Ibert, Francis Poulenc1991Album
Britten: Piano Concerto Saxton: Music to Celebrate the Resurrection of ChristBenjamin Britten, Robert Saxton, Joanna MacGregor, English Chamber Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1990Album
Celebration For Flute And OrchestraWilliam Bennett, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1989Album
Neil Mackie Sings BrittenBenjamin Britten, Neil Mackie, Steuart Bedford, Scottish Chamber Orchestra1988Album
The Perfect Fool / Egdon Heath / St. Paul's Suite / Beni Mora / Psalm 86 / Short Festival Te Deum / Brook Green SuiteGustav Holst - André Previn / Sir Malcolm Sargent / Sir Charles Groves / Imogen Holst / Steuart Bedford1988Compil.
The White Cliffs Of DoverIsobel Buchanan, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1987Album
Clarinet Concertos: Gerald Finzi - Aaron CoplandGeorge MacDonald, Northern Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford1986Album
Benjamin Britten - Phaedra - The Poets's Echo - Holderlin Fragments - Songs and Proverbs of William BlakeBenjamin Britten, English Chamber Orchestra, Janet Baker, Steuart Bedford, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich1986Album
Symphony For Cello And Orchestra · Death In Venice (Suite)Benjamin Britten - Raphael Wallfisch, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1985Album
Brook Green Suite; Psalm 86; Ode To Death; Beni Mora; Choral Hymns From The Rig-Veda; Short Festival Te DeumGustav Holst, Sir Charles Groves, Steuart Bedford, Imogen Holst, Sir Malcolm Sargent, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra1984Compil.
Organ ConcertosJohann Georg Albrechtsberger, Joseph Haydn, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Jane Parker-Smith, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1983Album
Organ ConcertosJohann Georg Albrechtsberger, Joseph Haydn, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach - Jane Parker-Smith, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford, Michael Haydn1983Album
OrgelkonzerteMichael Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Jane Parker-Smith, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1981Album
Rhapsody In Blue / Piano Concerto In F / An American In ParisGeorge Gershwin - Daniel Blumenthal, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1981Album
Facade / Facade 2Cathy Berberian, Sir William Walton, James Blades, Robert Tear, Steuart Bedford1980Album
Salute To Percy Grainger Vol. 2Percy Grainger, Peter Pears, John Shirley-Quirk, Anna Reynolds, Wandsworth School Boys' Choir, The Linden Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford1978Album
Dido & AeneasHenry Purcell, Janet Baker, Peter Pears, London Opera Chorus, Aldeburgh Festival Strings, Steuart Bedford1978Album
Phaedra / Sacred And Profane / Prelude And Fugue For StringsBenjamin Britten, Janet Baker, Steuart Bedford, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra, The Wilbye Consort1977Album
The Wandering ScholarGustav Holst - The English Opera Group, English Chamber Orchestra, Steuart Bedford, The London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn1975Album
Mozart Clarinet And Haydn Trumpet ConcertosWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Steuart Bedford, Keith Puddy, Elgar Howarth1973Album
A Child's GardenSimon Woolf, Steuart Bedford1972Album
Barber & Khachaturian ConcertiJennifer Stinton, Philharmonia Orchestra, Steuart BedfordAlbum
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