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Richard Rodney Bennett

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Being on a musical quest was something I always enjoyed.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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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.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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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.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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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.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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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.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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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.

— Richard Rodney Bennett

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About Richard Rodney Bennett

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The correspondence file relating to the Bennett portrait bust is held as part of the Thornhill Papers (2006:56) in the archive of the Henry Moore Foundation's Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and the terracotta remains in the collection of the artist. Film and television scores
He wrote music for films and television; among his scores were the Doctor Who story The Aztecs (1964) for television and the feature film Billion Dollar Brain (1967). His father Rodney Bennett (1890-1948) was a children's book author and poet who worked with Roger Quilter on his theatre works and provided new words for some of the numbers in the Arnold Book of Old Songs.

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE (29 March 1936 – 24 December 2012) was an English composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works.

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