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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012), Composer

Sitter in 4 portraits
A renowned jazz performer and versatile composer, Bennett's output includes opera, orchestral and choral works, concertos and song cycles. Key compositions include Sonnets to Orpheus (1979) and The Glory and the Dream (2001). His film scores include Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994). Bennett's interest in the avant-garde was aroused by lessons with Elisabeth Lutyens and his studies in Paris with Pierre Boulez.

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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

by Sefton Samuels
bromide print, late 1960s-mid 1970s
NPG x738


Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 5 December 1969
NPG x165032


Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

by George Newson
bromide fibre print, 27 July 1984
NPG x33543