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(b. Lowestoft, 22 Nov 1913; d. Aldeburgh, 4 Dec 1976). English composer. He studied with Frank Bridge as a boy and in 1930 entered the RCM. In 1934 he heard Wozzeck and planned to study with Berg, but opposition at home stopped him. The next year he began working for the GPO Film Unit, where one of his collaborators was Auden: together they worked on concert works as well, Auden's social criticism being matched by a sharply satirical and virtuoso musical style. Stravinsky and Mahler were important influences, but Britten's effortless technique gave his early music a high personal definition, notably shown in orchestral works (Bridge Variations for strings, 1937; Piano Concerto, 1938; Violin Concerto, 1939) and songs (Les illuminations, setting Rimbaud for high voice and strings,1939).In 1939 he left England for the USA, with his lifelong companion Peter Pears; there he wrote his first opera, to Auden's libretto (Paul Bunyan, 1941). In 1942 he returned and, partly stimulated by Purcell, began to concentrate on settings of English verse. His String Quartet no.2 (1945), with its huge concluding chaconne, also came out of his Purcellian interests, but the major work of this period was Peter Grimes (1945), which signalled a new beginning in English opera. Its...  Read More

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   Benjamin Britten 3 Suites For Violincello Solo CD   1 listed $89 Details
 Albert Herring  Benjamin Britten Albert Herring CD, 2CD, 3LP, LP   6 listed $15 - $89 Details
   Benjamin Britten Auden's Songs Melodies Sur Des Poemes De W H Auden CD   1 listed $40 Details
 Bach Brandenburg Concertos  Benjamin Britten Bach Brandenburg Concertos LP   1 listed $75 Details
 Bachst John's Passion  Benjamin Britten Bach:st. John's Passion CD   1 listed $25 Details
   Benjamin Britten Before Life And After CD   1 listed $45 Details
 Benjamin Britten  Benjamin Britten Benjamin Britten DVD, CD, 7", 10"   21 listed $5 - $66 Details
   Benjamin Britten Billy Budd CD, LP   6 listed $9 - $142 Details
   Benjamin Britten A Birthday Hansel LP   1 listed $32 Details
   Benjamin Britten Blest Cecilia Oeuvres Chorales CD   1 listed $89 Details
   Benjamin Britten A Boy Was Born Rejoice In The Lamb A Wedding Anthem Westminster Choir CD   1 listed $45 Details
 Briiten Conducts English Music For Strings  Benjamin Britten Briiten Conducts English Music For Strings LP   1 listed $72 Details
 British Composers  Benjamin Britten British Composers CD   2 listed $22 - $29 Details
 Britten  Benjamin Britten Britten LP, CD, Other, DVD, CD Box Set   60 listed $3 - $182 Details
 The Burnig Firey Funace  Benjamin Britten The Burnig Firey Funace LP   1 listed $14 Details
 The Burning Fiery Furnace  Benjamin Britten The Burning Fiery Furnace DVD, LP   5 listed $14 - $35 Details
 Cantata Academica  Benjamin Britten Cantata Academica LP, CD   7 listed $17 - $52 Details
 Canticles  Benjamin Britten Canticles CD, LP   5 listed $8 - $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten Cello Concerto Op. 68 CD   2 listed $49 Details
 Cello Symphony  Benjamin Britten Cello Symphony LP   2 listed $8 - $14 Details
 Ceremony Of Carols  Benjamin Britten Ceremony Of Carols CD, 10", LP   22 listed $11 - $89 Details
 A Cermony Of Carols  Benjamin Britten A Cermony Of Carols LP   1 listed $26 Details
   Benjamin Britten Chansons Populaires CD   1 listed $69 Details
   Benjamin Britten Choral Edition Vol 1 Lumsden CD   3 listed $29 - $69 Details
   Benjamin Britten Church Music LP   1 listed $16 Details
   Benjamin Britten Collectors Edition CD   1 listed $85 Details
   Benjamin Britten The Company Of Heaven CD   1 listed $89 Details
   Benjamin Britten The Complete Music For Strings LP   1 listed $7 Details
   Benjamin Britten Compositions For Viola And Piano LP+CDR   1 listed $73 Details
   Benjamin Britten Concertos Pour Piano Concertos Pour Violon Richter CD   7 listed $29 - $89 Details
   Benjamin Britten Conc Pour Piano Leonardy Piano Rso De Saarbruck CD   1 listed $35 Details
   Benjamin Britten Conducts English Music For Strings LP+CDR   1 listed $61 Details
   Benjamin Britten Contrastes CD   1 listed $31 Details
   Benjamin Britten Curlew River CD, LP   5 listed $10 - $49 Details
   Benjamin Britten Death In Venice LP Box Set, CD, DVD   16 listed $25 - $107 Details
   Benjamin Britten Double Concerto For Violin And Viola CD   4 listed $23 - $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten Essential Britten CD   3 listed $69 - $143 Details
   Benjamin Britten Fanfare For St Edmondsbury Sonates Pour Violoncelle Solo Solistes CD   1 listed $89 Details
 Fantasy For Oboe And Strings Op 2  Benjamin Britten Fantasy For Oboe And Strings Op 2 LP   1 listed $19 Details
   Benjamin Britten Fen And Meadow CD   1 listed $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten The Five Canticles Folk Songs CD   1 listed $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten Five Flower Songs Opus 47 A M D G A Hymn To The Virgin CD   1 listed $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten Five Waltzes CD   1 listed $45 Details
 Foggy Foggy Dew  Benjamin Britten Foggy Foggy Dew LP   1 listed $22 Details
 Folk Song Arrangements  Benjamin Britten Folk Song Arrangements LP, CD, 7"   7 listed $5 - $45 Details
   Benjamin Britten Four Burns Songs Book   1 listed $9 Details
 Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes  Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes From Peter Grimes CD, LP   3 listed $25 - $48 Details
   Benjamin Britten Gloriana CD, DVD   8 listed $71 Details
   Benjamin Britten Heart Of The Matter LP   1 listed $13 Details
 Holy Sonnets Of John Donne  Benjamin Britten Holy Sonnets Of John Donne LP   3 listed $10 - $67 Details
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