Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

William Sterndale Bennett

William Sterndale Bennett, born in Sheffield, England, on 13 April 1816 was praised by Felix Mendelssohn for a piano concerto written at the age of 16, and later befriended Robert Schumann. A succession of administrative posts - professor of music at Cambridge, later principal of the Royal Academy of Music – did not minimise his output or success as a composer. He died in London on 1 February 1875.

A selection of M&V articles about William Sterndale Bennett

An Outstanding Evening - Bill Newman listens to American pianist Rorianne Schrade

Ensemble. Compact and Imaginative - Judith Bingham's 'Shakespeare Requiem' receives its first performance, heard by Patric Standford


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