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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Dies in New York...

It is with much sorrow that I write of the passing of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (pictured here with Claire Martin). 
The Sage, Gateshead, concert that the duo gave back in February 2009 is firmly lodged in my mind as arguably the best duo gig I've attended. This was my first exposure to the man who not only provided Claire Martin with the accompaniment that this superb singer deserved but also sang in an engaging voice himself. On the CD I bought afterwards - thankfully signed by both participants - he sings perhaps the most emotive version yet of I Keep Going Back To Joe's.
To get the true feel of that night check out my review which, as I play the CD When Lights Are Low, makes that magical evening all the more memorable.
Of course Sir Richard was revered in more than one genre details of which can be found in The Guardian Obituary.
R.I.P..
Lance.
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett died age 76 peacefully in New York on Christmas Eve - a musical giant.

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