William Sterndale Bennett

William Sterndale Bennett Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    13th April 1816
  • Died
    1st February 1875
  • Birthplace
    Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Sir William Sterndale Bennett was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he remained for ten years. By the end of this time, he had begun to make a reputation as a concert pianist, and his compositions received high praise. Among those impressed by Bennett was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn, who invited him to Leipzig, Germany. There Bennett became friendly with Robert Schumann, who shared Mendelssohn's admiration for the Englishman's compositions. Bennett spent three winters composing and performing in Leipzig.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
The Woman of Samaria, Op.44 Cantata Voice(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.19 Concerto Piano and orchestra
2 Etudes, Op.29 Etude Piano
6 Etudes in the Form of Capriccios, Op.11 Etude Piano
Die Waldnymphe, Op.20 Overture Orchestra
Parisina, Op.3 Overture Orchestra
The Naiades, Op.15 Overture Orchestra
3 Musical Sketches, Op.10 Piano piece Piano
3 Pieces for Piano, Op.28 Piano piece Piano
3 Romances, Op.14 Romance Piano
Geneviève, Romance for Piano Romance Piano
Rondeau à la Polonaise, Op.37 Rondo Piano
Rondo 'Pas Triste, Pas Gai', Op.34 Rondo Piano
Rondo Piacevole, Op.25 Rondo Piano
The May Queen, Op.39 Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
3 Diversions, Op.17 Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group
Sextett, Op.8 Sextet Chamber group
Piano Sonata, Op.13 Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata "The Maid of Orleans", Op.46 Sonata Piano
Sonata Duo for Piano and Cello, Op.32 Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano