William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer of the Romantic period. Praised with great enthusiasm by Robert Schumann, he is now largely neglected, despite occasional revivals on CD of some of his pieces. Although well grounded in the works of Bach and Mozart, some of his composition were clearly influenced by Mendelssohn. His output by this time included four overtures, six piano concertos, four symphonies, a chamber trio, sextet, several piano works, and two song cycles. Apart from being regarded as one of the most brilliant pianists in Europe, his music was particularly noted for its innovation, vitality and poetic beauty.

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William Sterndale Bennett: A Descriptive Thematic CatalogueSterndale Bennett: Piano Concerto No. 4; Caprice in E major; Bache: Piano Concerto