Britten, Benjamin

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Born: Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, November 22, 1913

Died: Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, December 4, 1976

Major Works:

  • Operas:
    • Peter Grimes
    • The Rape of Lucretia
    • Albert Herring
    • Let's Make an Opera
    • Billy Budd
    • The Turn of the Screw
    • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Orchestral Music:  
    • Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
    • Sinfonia da Requiem
    • The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
  • Choral Music:
    • Spring Symphony, for soloists, chorus, and orchestra
  • Other Works:
    • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
    • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    • Scottish Ballad, for two pianos and orchestra
    • Serenade, for tenor, horn, and string orchestra
    • A Ceremony of Carols
    • Hymn to St. Cecelia
    • Saint Nicolas
    • Cloriana
    • The Prince of the Pagodas

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

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