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William Sterndale Bennett

English Born 13 Apr 1816 Died 01 Feb 1875

English composer who wrote most of his works while he was studying in Leipzig where he became a close friend of Robert Schumann and Mendelssohn.

Bennett’s popularity as a composer was short-lived as he later devoted himself to his work as a professor of music at the University of Cambridge and then as the Principal of the Royal Academy of Music.

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