The Varied Talents of Richard Rodney Bennett

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Richard Rodney Bennett, who died on December 24, was a composer known for the diversity of his work, which included everything from cabaret songs to symphonies. Throughout his varied career Bennett composed film scores, and even in that field he proved his versatility.

From espionage thrillers such as "Billion Dollar Brain," dramas like "Equus," Agatha Christie who-done-its like "Murder on the Orient Express," and the English folk song-inspired score for he composed for "Far from the Madding Crowd," Bennett used his wide-ranging musical skills to great effect. David Garland presents music from these and other film scores by Richard Rodney Bennett.