Richard Rodney Bennett - Quotes

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I just scribbled away and eventually a C-major chord was there. I didn't ever decide I was going to be a composer. It was like being tall. It's what I was. It's what I did. ---->>>

I was a catastrophe at Science and Games, but the good thing about Quaker schools is that they encourage you in those subjects for which you show an aptitude. ---->>>

Being on a musical quest was something I always enjoyed. ---->>>

I wanted to write music, and cook, and play cards, and have a nice time. ---->>>

People ask what was the first piece of music I wrote. There was no first piece. ---->>>

The different parts of my career seemed to take part in different rooms, albeit in the same house. It was just the way things were and I didn't actually think much about it at the time. ---->>>

When I came across something I liked, I wanted to find out as much as I could about it. This was as true of hearing Hoagy Carmichael for the first time as it was later when I first heard Boulez. ---->>>

I hated teaching composition. I was playing music I didn't particularly want to play, being on committees I didn't want to be on. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 03-29, 1936
Die: 2012-12-24
Occupation: Composer

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 1936 – 24 December 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist. He was based in New York City from 1979 until his death there in 2012. (wikipedia)