Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)

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Baron Edward Benjamin (Benjamin) Britten
Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Died in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2014 | Last significant change: 4 Dec 2018
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Categories: English Musicians | Classical Musicians | Famous English People | Lowestoft, Suffolk | English Classical Modern and Contemporary Composers.


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).

He was the youngest of four children.



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Benjamin Britten, London Records 1968
Benjamin Britten, London Records 1968


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