Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Birth
Broadstairs, Thanet District, Kent, England
Death 24 Dec 2012 (aged 76)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 112 Plot 45456
Memorial ID 102700997 · View Source
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Internationally-acclaimed musician and composer. He began composing at age 6, but his first professional work was in 1961 for the Sadlers Wells Opera Company. He was also a jazz singer and pianist, who wrote more than 200 pieces for concert and ballets and operas, but was particularly known for his compositions for film and television, and was nominated for the Oscar in 1968 for "Far from the madding crowd" in 1972, original Soundtrack of "Nicholas and Alexandra" and in 1975 for "Murder on the Orient Express" Soundtrack, for which he won the British BAFTA award. He also wrote the scores for "Enchanted April" (1992), "Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994), and "The Tale of Sweeney Todd" (1998). In 1977 he received the OBE, and was knighted in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music. He was living in New York City since 1979 until his death.


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  • Originally Created by: Errete
  • Added: 26 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102700997
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (29 Mar 1936–24 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102700997, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .