English composer Benjamin Britten was born in 1913 and died in 1976. Along with his many operas, his most famous and powerful works include A Midsummer Night's Dream and the War Requiem. However, he may be even better known for much lighter and accessible compositions, A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra and the Ceremony of Carols. He received the Order of Merit in 1965 and in the year of his death was named a life peer.
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Essay, biography, list of principal works, discography.
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Filmography at the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) with television and movie music, writing, sound editing, and TV guest credits.
Benjamin Britten Page
Features an exploration of his War Requiem. Includes related compositions, biography, sound clips, and links.
Benjamin Britten's Gift for Melodic Prosody
Biography, key works, timeline, portrait, suggested recordings and readings, and further resources from Humanities Web.
Biography: Benjamin Britten
Life, selected works, and recommended bibliography from OperaGlass.
Britten, Benjamin (1913 - 1976), United Kingdom
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, and summaries of his operas, orchestral works, chamber, and vocal and choral music with Naxos discography.
Classical Music Archives: Benjamin Britten
Biography from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music.
Colorado Britten Society
Official site. Intended to promote performance and research of his works and appreciation of his influences. Includes biography, directors, links, concert schedules, and membership and contact information.
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