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(Biography) (Edward) Benjamin, Baron Britten. 1913–76, English composer, pianist, and conductor. His works include the operas Peter Grimes (1945) and Billy Budd (1951), the choral works Hymn to St Cecilia (1942) and A War Requiem (1962), and numerous orchestral pieces


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(Edward) Benjamin, 1913–76, English composer.
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Cameron Pyke notes in the preface to Benjamin Britten and Russia that he was born on the day Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears arrived in Moscow during their last visit to Russia in 1971.
This handsomely produced volume contains the complete surviving correspondence between Britten and Pears, from 1937 to 1967.
Or maybe it's the work's sombre nature for, like the Berg concerto, which Britten greatly admired, it's a requiem; not for an individual but for the victims of the Spanish Civil War.
Benjamin Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, Op.
Creating scenery for the operas of Benjamin Britten (1913-76) was both a testing and rewarding occupation.
MY only disappointment with Radio 3's Benjamin Britten centenary celebrations was that it featured little about his darker side.
Britten is one of the RLPO's themes for the 2013/14 season, and this concert - bringing together no fewer than five of his works from the 1940s - must presumably be THE central celebration, hence its moniker.
Walshaw Lodge residential home in Prestatyn, formerly Clive House Preparatory School, where Britten's brother, Robert was headmaster, will host tenor John Bacon and pianist Helen Mills who will perform songs by Benjamin Britten.
OPERA North present Midsummer Night's Dream as part of their Benjamin Britten centenary celebration at the Theatre Royal.
It is a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of the English composer, born on November 22, 1913, and celebrated around the world through Britten 100 events.
A musical eye; the visual world of Britten and Pears.