Benjamin Britten
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1913-11-22
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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral ...

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Biography

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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Benjamin Britten
Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
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Sinfonia da requiem Op.20 Sinfonia da requiem Op.20 Sinfonia da requiem Op.20 Sinfonia da requiem Op.20
Benjamin Britten
Early Morning Bathe from Holiday Diary, Op.5
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Early Morning Bathe from Holiday Diary, Op.5 Early Morning Bathe from Holiday Diary, Op.5 Early Morning Bathe from Holiday Diary, Op.5 Early Morning Bathe from Holiday Diary, Op.5
Benjamin Britten
Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48)
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Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48) Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48) Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48) Lachrymae (Reflections on a song of Dowland) for viola and piano (Op.48)
Benjamin Britten
4. Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)
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4. Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes) 4. Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes) 4. Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes) 4. Storm (Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes)
Benjamin Britten
The Rainbow
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The Rainbow The Rainbow The Rainbow The Rainbow
Benjamin Britten
Early one morning for voice and piano
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Early one morning for voice and piano Early one morning for voice and piano Early one morning for voice and piano Early one morning for voice and piano
Benjamin Britten
Serenade - Epilogue
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Serenade - Epilogue Serenade - Epilogue Serenade - Epilogue Serenade - Epilogue
Benjamin Britten
Simple Symphony – 2nd movement
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Simple Symphony – 2nd movement Simple Symphony – 2nd movement Simple Symphony – 2nd movement Simple Symphony – 2nd movement
Benjamin Britten
Serenade - Sonnet
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Serenade - Sonnet Serenade - Sonnet Serenade - Sonnet Serenade - Sonnet
Benjamin Britten
Sacred and profane - 8 medieval lyrics (Op.91)
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Sacred and profane - 8 medieval lyrics (Op.91) Sacred and profane - 8 medieval lyrics (Op.91) Sacred and profane - 8 medieval lyrics (Op.91) Sacred and profane - 8 medieval lyrics (Op.91)
Benjamin Britten
Fish in the unruffled lakes
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Fish in the unruffled lakes Fish in the unruffled lakes Fish in the unruffled lakes Fish in the unruffled lakes
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Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
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Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra Phaedra, Op.93 - Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
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4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a) no.4; Storm
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4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a) no.4; Storm 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a) no.4; Storm 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a) no.4; Storm 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a) no.4; Storm
Benjamin Britten
'Storm' Interlude (from Peter Grimes)
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'Storm' Interlude (from Peter Grimes) 'Storm' Interlude (from Peter Grimes) 'Storm' Interlude (from Peter Grimes) 'Storm' Interlude (from Peter Grimes)
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4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a), no.3; Moonlight
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4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a), no.3; Moonlight 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a), no.3; Moonlight 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a), no.3; Moonlight 4 Sea interludes [from 'Peter Grimes'] (Op.33a), no.3; Moonlight
Benjamin Britten
Four Sea interludes - Storm
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Four Sea interludes - Storm Four Sea interludes - Storm Four Sea interludes - Storm Four Sea interludes - Storm
Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' ('Storm' Interlude)
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Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' ('Storm' Interlude) Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' ('Storm' Interlude) Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' ('Storm' Interlude) Four Sea Interludes from 'Peter Grimes' ('Storm' Interlude)
Benjamin Britten
Succession of the Four Sweet Months
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Succession of the Four Sweet Months Succession of the Four Sweet Months Succession of the Four Sweet Months Succession of the Four Sweet Months
Benjamin Britten
Quartet 3
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Quartet 3 Quartet 3 Quartet 3 Quartet 3
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Night Mail
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Night Mail Night Mail Night Mail Night Mail
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Rejoice in the Lamb ... (Op.30)..., no.1; Rejoice in God, O ye tongues
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Rejoice in the Lamb ... (Op.30)..., no.1; Rejoice in God, O ye tongues Rejoice in the Lamb ... (Op.30)..., no.1; Rejoice in God, O ye tongues Rejoice in the Lamb ... (Op.30)..., no.1; Rejoice in God, O ye tongues Rejoice in the Lamb ... (Op.30)..., no.1; Rejoice in God, O ye tongues
Benjamin Britten
Divertimento No.2
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Divertimento No.2 Divertimento No.2 Divertimento No.2 Divertimento No.2
Franz Schubert, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Benjamin Britten, Claudio Abbado & Anne Sofie von Otter
Die Forelle (D.550) arranged Britten
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Die Forelle (D.550) arranged Britten Die Forelle (D.550) arranged Britten Die Forelle (D.550) arranged Britten Die Forelle (D.550) arranged Britten
Benjamin Britten
Courtly Dances from Gloriana
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Courtly Dances from Gloriana Courtly Dances from Gloriana Courtly Dances from Gloriana Courtly Dances from Gloriana
Benjamin Britten
Soirees musicales Op.9 for orch [after Rossini]: Tirolese; Bolero; Tarantella
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Soirees musicales Op.9 for orch [after Rossini]: Tirolese; Bolero; Tarantella Soirees musicales Op.9 for orch [after Rossini]: Tirolese; Bolero; Tarantella Soirees musicales Op.9 for orch [after Rossini]: Tirolese; Bolero; Tarantella Soirees musicales Op.9 for orch [after Rossini]: Tirolese; Bolero; Tarantella
Benjamin Britten
Cello Suite No.1 Op 72, 1st mvt.
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Cello Suite No.1 Op 72, 1st mvt. Cello Suite No.1 Op 72, 1st mvt. Cello Suite No.1 Op 72, 1st mvt. Cello Suite No.1 Op 72, 1st mvt.
Benjamin Britten
Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away
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Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away Our hunting fathers - symphonic cycle for voice and orch (Op.8), Rats away
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Prom 45 Proms 1971
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-09-08T00:08:48
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Prom 45 Proms 1971

8 September 1971
Prom 05 Proms 1967
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Royal Albert Hall
1967-07-26T00:08:48
26
Jul

Prom 05 Proms 1967

26 July 1967
Prom 47 - Benjamin Britten's Fiftieth Year Proms 1963
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Royal Albert Hall
1963-09-12T00:08:48
12
Sep

Prom 47 - Benjamin Britten's Fiftieth Year Proms 1963

12 September 1963


Biography

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

Born in Suffolk, the son of a dentist, Britten showed talent from an early age. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and privately with the composer Frank Bridge. Britten first came to public attention with the a cappella choral work A Boy Was Born in 1934. With the premiere of Peter Grimes in 1945, he leapt to international fame. Over the next 28 years, he wrote 14 more operas, establishing himself as one of the leading 20th-century composers in the genre. In addition to large-scale operas for Sadler's Wells and Covent Garden, he wrote "chamber operas" for small forces, suitable for performance in venues of modest size. Among the best known of these is The Turn of the Screw (1954). Recurring themes in the operas are the struggle of an outsider against a hostile society, and the corruption of innocence.

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