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Richard Standen (Bass)

Born: 1912 - Bolton, England

The English bass, Richard Standen, studied at the Guildhall School of Music.

Richard Standen made his debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Bach Choir in 1949. He sang at all main Music Festivals in Britain & with many leading Choral Societies. He participated in BBC Prom Concerts & broadcasts frequently in Choral Works & Recitals on TV & Sound. Engagements abroad included Holland, Belgium, Austria, Contemporary Festival of Music Cologne in 1958: Händel Festival Barcelona in 1959; Haydn Festival Madrid in 1959. He specialised in oratorio and opera and also gave recitals.

Recordings: for Westminster, Nixa, Pye, HMV.

Richard Standen was married with Marian Hughes. His hobbies: carpentry, walking. He was a member of Incorporated Society of Musicians and Association of English Singers & Teachers.

 

Source: International Who's Who in Music & International Directory (6th Edition, 1972)
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Aryeh Oron (November 2005)

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Reginald Jacques

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BWV 6, BWV 140

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BWV 76, BWV 244

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