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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 1936 – 24 December 2012) was a British composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works. He was based in New York City from 1979.

As one of Britain’s most respected and versatile musicians, Bennett produced over two hundred works for the concert hall, and fifty scores for film and television, as well as having been…

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  • He was a cultured gay man and every aspect of his creativity was defined by elegance. He would not go for strong avant-garde statements in any genre – it was contrary to his very core. He wanted, and achieved, a refined style in both his music and his life: that is why he went to New York, and was so happy there.
  • R.I.P.
  • Loving The Mines of Sulphur.....with the fabulous Beth Clayton

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